Set Qing Dynasty Kingfisher Feather Pedant Antique 19th Century Tian-tsui

Set Qing Dynasty Kingfisher Feather Pedant Antique 19th Century Tian-tsui
Set Qing Dynasty Kingfisher Feather Pedant Antique 19th Century Tian-tsui

Set Qing Dynasty Kingfisher Feather Pedant Antique 19th Century Tian-tsui
This is a set of 2 penant made from laying kingfisher bird feathers on silver 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. Size: 1 1/4″ wide x 2″ long. Add me to favorites. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Other Vintage & Antique Jewelry”. The seller is “pablosalon” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Material: Kingfisher Feather
  • Type: pedant
  • Antique: Yes
  • Jewelry Department: Fine
  • Brand: Unbranded
  • Metal: Silver

Set Qing Dynasty Kingfisher Feather Pedant Antique 19th Century Tian-tsui