Set of three Kingfisher headdress ornaments with amber , , used by Manchu groups , Daghur , Khorchin and Tumet groups , Mongolian 19th c (collection of Linda Pastorino)
China | Empress' festive headdress, phoenix design (dianzi) | 1875-1908 (Guangxu period). | Rattan strips, silk netting, kingfisher feather, pearls, gold, semi-precious stones | Victoria and Albert Museum, On loan from the Palace Museum, Beijing
Five decorated gold phoenix-form hairpins & Six gold and kingfisher feather ornaments. Late Qing / Republic Period
A Chinese Kingfisher Wedding Headdress, decorated with sprig-mounted elements inlaid with kingfisher feathers
Épingle à cheveux (Chine, XIXe siècle) : Plumes de martin-pêcheur, bambour, ( cuir ? ) Achat Siegfried Bing, 1893
Hairpin with birds and flowers gilt filigree, with seed pearls, semi-precious stones, and kingfisher feather. Called tian-tsui (点翠, “dotting with kingfishers”), kingfisher feathers are painstakingly cut and glued onto gilt silver. The effect is like cloisonné, but no enamel was able to rival the electric blue color. 19th C. China.