Chinese collection

Item LL 9549

Accession no: LL 9549
Object type: Jade, Hardstone and Glass
Name: Phoenix coronet
Materials: Kingfisher feather, sliver, jade, hardstones and pearls
Place made: China
Date made: Late Qing Dynasty (C.1851-1911 AD)
Measurements: H. 19.8 cm, W. 26 cm

Description: Phoenix Coronet, a decorated piece, made of silver, with kingfisher feathers, precious gems and pearls.

In the Qing Dynasty, the custom of wearing a phoenix coronet for the female was reserved. Among the women coronet decorations used in ritual ceremony, the phoenix coronet enjoyed the supreme position.