Kingfisher feather Hair Pin Chinese Pearl Antique Tian-tsu Vintage Jewelry. Some feathers missing in various areas. This is a hair pin made from laying kingfisher bird feathers on 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 "dotting with kingfishers" and involves adhering the feathers onto metal. This technique disappeared during the Chinese Revolution in the 1940's. It's a fabulous piece of history.
Head size: 3" wide x 1 1/2" long. 2 3/4 long with pin. See photos of actual product for sale and its special features or flaws. Comes from a smoke-free home. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques".The seller is "bootsandbowie" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.