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

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

Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), Mongol noblewoman's boghtaq headdress. China Silk Museum

Pierced jade hairpin terminal in bird and floral motif. Ming dynasty

Enameled and silver hair stick Manchu early 20th c (archives sold Singkiang) collection Truus and Joost Daalder

Barrette. Chased gilt silver mount, seed pearls and black bead. Mongolian

Scholar's Jade Hair Ornament

Pearl Crown, 18th Century Tibet, from the exhibit "Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World," Tibet Museum, Lhasa

China | Pale Celadon jade hairpin; carved with a tapering reticulated panel depicting figures amidst scrolling lotus flowers, the tassel formed from pearls, red and coral-coloured beads, a small jade butterfly, and a small jade plaque carved with a two character mark which reads tian fu, 20.5cm | Late Qing Dynasty | 1'000£ ~ sold (May '15)

Rare hair ornament for men, 19th Tibet. Similar example in the Newark collection. Private Collection

Pearl And Ruby Hairpin Ming Dynasty 16th Century

A Jadeite Pearl And Kingfisher Hairpin Qing Dynasty, Chinese 19th Century

A Yellow Gold and Jadeite Hair Ornament, Late Qing Dynasty, containing an oval cabochon saddle cut mottled green jade measuring approximately 31.50 x 23.00 x 4.80 mm and two oval cabochon cut green jade measuring approximately 19.00 x 10.50 x 4.40 mm within an open wirework rope texture foliate motif surround. Stamp: 14K (maker's mark).

Antique gold and jade of china

China(?), 5 five fine brass / jade hair pins : Yes Chinese Jadeite pins for men and women


Manchu hair pin: coral, enamel, Kingfisher feathers, and a jade cameo. The Gina Hellweger Collection

Headdress of hardstone jade and amber with kingfisher , late Ming period , Manchuria Mongolia, China Archives sold Singkiang

Jade flowers, Ming dynasty

19th c Alashan Mongol woman's head piece.

Woman’s Coronot (Hwagwan) Medium: Paper, silk, gem stones, plastic Dates: 19th century Dynasty: Joseon dynasty Dimensions: 2 15/16 x 3 9/16 in. (7.5 x 9 cm) Tteoljam: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)

Engraved gold inlaid Tourmaline emerald beads

Manchu married women would arrange their hair into a bun, with a silver Bianfang (an ornamental stick) thrust in it, called "Gaoliangtou" (sorghum-shaped hairstyle). The most typical one is the "Liangbatou": tying the hair on the top of the head, plaiting it into a shape of swallowtail, letting the long hair hang on the back neck, and putting a fan-shaped hair coronet on it. This hairstyle is called "Qitou" (hair of the Manchu nobility) or "Jingtou" (hair of the capital).


Imperial Crown of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), found in tomb of the Wanli emperor (1572-1620, 万暦帝) Beijing Museum

he crown is mainly made of wood and pine strips It is decorated with colorful jade beads on nine lines. This crown was made according to the rank of Duke in Ming institutions. It is an important object. History of the Object The grave of Lu Zhu Tan (1370-1389) was discovered in 1970. Zhu Tan belonged to the Imperial Family for the early Ming Dynasty; he was the tenth son of Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming dynasty. More than 2000 objects were found at the grave site.