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Head Ornament (China), ca. 1890

This is a Head ornament. It was made by Tinfook. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is gold, jade, pearls; velvet-covered silk-lined case. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. William Randoph Hearst, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr..

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 16.6 x 6 x 5 cm (6 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Head Ornament (China), ca. 1890; Made by Tinfook ; gold, jade, pearls; velvet-covered silk-lined case; H x W x D: 16.6 x 6 x 5 cm (6 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr.; 1970-59-1-a,b

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