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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (505 items)

    I think this is such an attractive piece. This is a solid silver hair ornament, with its wonderful enamelling.
    These are the sellers description. Made of silver, of a archer's bow form, with petal shaped tip, with flowers and foliage decoration, enamelled in kingfisher colours. It was made in the Qing dynasty circa 1890. This orniment measures 9.8 cm in length and weighs 10 grams.
    If anybody has any knowledge of the hallmarks I would love to know what they say. They are on either sides of the back on this piece.
    A very simple design but very effective, it looks great in my hair.
    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. Gillian, 6 years ago
      Wonderfully clear Hallmarks. I've tried but I can't imagine how it stays in the hair. Do you have a picture to show it in your hair?
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I will try tomorrow Gillian, at the moment it is dark here in Spain, I need the light for the photos. I might not just get it right, but it does stay in the hair, I need to experiment more.
    3. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      http://www.rubylane.com/item/783243-BA-00022/Antique-Chinese-Sterling-Silver-Enamel-Flower
      I just found a similar one to this, now I have a name.
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      http://www.rubylane.com/item/783243-BA-00006/Antique-Chinese-Sterling-Silver-Colorful-Enamel
      This is a record for me.
    5. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      It's lovely and well researched Jean!
    6. inky inky, 6 years ago
      I love the enamelling , it's very beautiful...:-)
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thanks Karen and inky for passing by and leaving great comments. If you look at the links I've used above, it rare to see Barrettes with as much enamel left as this one which I'm really pleased about, the colours are much better in real life.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      kyra
      mikelv
      aura
      GeodeJem
      Elesgirl
      vetraio
      Collectomanic
      racer
      jscott
      kiwipaul
      Caperkid
      AzTom
    9. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      Rick
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      What a beautiful hair fastener, I'd certainly use it if it were mine. And yes, the enamel is exceptional, especially when compared to the others. :)
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Hi katherinescollections, sorry for the late response, I really appreciate your comment. I have to agree with you on the enameling it's in exceptional condition, I do wear and it looks great.
    12. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 4 years ago
      Many thanks

      MyFavoriteTreasures
      katherinescollections

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