Gold, gilded metal, kingfisher feathers, glass, and semiprecious stones
a) W. 7 in. (17.8 cm) b) H. 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) c) H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) d) H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm) e–k) each: H. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1915
Not on view
Ornaments such as these, which were most likely part of a larger set, would have been attached to a hat made of silk thread on wire and worn by women at court. Unlike more formal headdresses decorated with gold ornaments, hats of this type were widely used. One of the Qianlong Emperor's daughters received thirty such hats as part of her dowry.
[ Lockwood de Forest , New York, until 1915; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Costumes and Accessories of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)," August 8, 2007–October 28, 2007.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," December 14, 2010–May 1, 2011.
Artist:Date: late 14th–16th century Accession Number: 1989.87a–l Date:late 14th–16th centuryMedium:Gold sheet; worked, chased, and set with turquoise, gray chalcedony, and glass
Accession:1989.87a–lOn view in:Gallery 455
Artist:Date: 16th century (and later) Accession Number: 1975.1.1520 Date:16th century (and later)Medium:Cut and polished, reverse-painted, reverse-gilt, and reverse-silvered rock crystal; lampworked glass; gold. Assembled.Accession:1975.1.1520On view in:Not on view
Artist:Date: late 19th–early 20th century Accession Number: 2015.648.14 Date:late 19th–early 20th centuryMedium:Silver, pearls, turquoise, agate, and semi-precious stones or glass; fire fildedAccession:2015.648.14On view in:Not on view
Artist:Date: early 20th century Accession Number: 2007.497.6 Date:early 20th centuryMedium:Silver, with parcel-gilt stamping, embossing, glass stones, and turquoise beadsAccession:2007.497.6On view in:Not on view