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Hair Combs: China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Central Asia

The collection includes all types of hair ornaments: combs, pins, diadems, crowns, and tiaras.

500 Pins

Chinese ivory export combs, c. 1890

Jadeite Headdress inlaid with pearls and jewels (spinel, Tourmaline, sapphire), donated by Ms. Baosun Zeng and Mr. Yuenong Zeng, Qing dynasty, circa 1644-1911 AD.

Qing Dynasty Empress's crown

Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) phoenix crown shown during a preview of "Royal Style: Qing Dynasty and Western Court Jewelry" exhibition held at the Taipei Palace Museum in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan. The exhibition, which will be held from June 9 to September 9, is composed of about 475 pieces of jewelry from the collection of the Taipei Palace Museum, the Shenyang Palace Museum and the Cartier Collection.

Qing Dynasty, gold and pearl hairpin.

Hair Ornament 1700-1899 Qing Dynasty, China David Owsley Museum of Art

Headdress 475-221 B.C.E. Jincun Eastern Zhou dynasty Warring States period Jade (nephrite) H: 6.6 W: 5.6 D: 0.6 cm China

Decorative comb, Ordos type, Inner Mongolia, 2nd-1st century BCE Silver

Kingfisher feather jewelry has been prized in China for nearly a thousand years. In the 17th to 19th century it used particularly in Chinese weddings for hair ornaments and headdresses.

HEADDRESS & HAIR ORNAMENTS, 19th century, Chinese, Headdress w.dragons, pheonix, flowers, auspicious motifs, hanging beading.Gilt metal, kingfisher feathers

Hairpin, earring, and two rings Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) Gold, malachite, glass, and pearl Length of hairpin 4 in. (10.2 cm) Excavated f...

Gold hairpin carved with pavilions and human figures Ming Dynasty

Gold-thread made crown inlaid with precious stones; Ming Dynasty

Chinese silver comb with flowers. Late 19th century

TWO-TONE JADEITE 'PHOENIX' HAIRPIN The hairpin of translucent celadon tone with splashes of amber yellow and green, carved as the head of a phoenix, decorated by a longevity symbol to the front, embellished by a chain terminating in a seal. Hairpin approximately 180.00 x 15.73 x 36.26mm.

Male headdress for a top knot, found in a royal tomb from the Ming Dynasty in Ding Ling.

Phoenix Empress Crown, unearthed from a Ming tomb in Ding Ling. The dragon design is welded by the embossing method, assuming the hollow shape that produces a three-dimensional effect. The phoenix design is made with kingfisher feathers. On the crown are 3500 pearls and 150 precious stones. This crown was broken when it was found, and has now been repaired.

A group of Chinese hairpins found in a royal Ming Dynasty tomb at Ding Ling.

A Qin Dynasty (221-207 BC) Royal Court headdress. In 221 B.C.,Chinese were unified for the first time to construct a great country that ended the long era of disunity and warring. In that year the western frontier state of Qin, the most aggressive of the Warring States, subjugated the last of its rival states. Next to the headdress is Qin Shin Huang (秦识嗯黄), the first emperor of China.

A pearl, jade, gold, and ruby hairpin for an Empress, unearthed from a Ming Dynasty tomb in Ding Ling.

Two hair pins made for a wedding, unearthed from a Ming Dynasty tomb.

A Gold and Pearl Hairpiece, 18th Century


China | A Pair of Gold Hairpieces | Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Hat, 20th c., Tibetan, silk, fur, wool and metal