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antique, Rare Find A Pair Qing Dynasty Kingfisher Feather Hair Pin Tian-tsui 點翠 碧玺 珊瑚 Tourmaline Coral Vintage Antique

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This is a rare find hair pin made from laying kingfisher bird feathers on silver metal. The technique and the beautiful blue fluorescent feathers were highly prized and sought after in 19th century China.Kingfishers are tiny birds and it takes a lot of skill to use their feathers in this manner. The technique, called tian-tsui, means \u201cdotting with kingfishers\u201d and involves adhering the feathers onto metal. This technique disappeared during the Chinese Revolution in the 1940\u2032s.It's a fabulous piece of history.Head size: 1 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" long, 5 3/4" with pinTourmaline size 4mmx7mm, coral size 2mm, feather

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