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Offered here is a fabulous antique hair ornament...

The crescent shaped base (brass, I think) measures approx 4.25" wide. I'm told the aqua areas (which look like enamel) are actually made from kingfisher bird feathers. This aqua originally ran along the ornately shaped edges (much of the aqua has chipped away...piece is being offered 'as is'). A 3-dimensional dragon adorns the right side...simply too fabulous for words. Small pieces of the aqua are missing from the dragon as well.

OFFERED AS IS...as shown...as acquired.

The crescent is held to a 4.375" long brass pick with a wire wrapped spring mechanism. The pick is engraved on one side and marked/stamped with a chop (presumably the maker's mark) on the other.

A small tag (complete with wax seal) still adorns the piece...no doubt the original tag.

This item came from the estate of a woman who traveled abroad for 20 years in the military (a teacher), and recently passed away at the age of 94. Her estate contained many items from China, Japan, and Turkey...a worldwide traveller and a true collector…

This ornament is like nothing I've ever seen...the pictures don't do it justice. The detail is absolutely amazing. A rare and unique find. I was unable to find anything similiar while resarching, but would estimate it's age to 1930s-1950s.

thanks for browsing...
amy w (aka 'the floozy')

RESERVED for toni - SALE - antique DRAGON hair pick - hair ornament, chop, metal with kingfisher feathers