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Ming Dynasty silver gilt court hat with dragon and phoenix designs.

Stock Number: y3024
Ming Dynasty silver gilt court hat with dragon and phoenix designs.
Price
Sales price $5800.00

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Description

An elegant Ming Dynasty court hat. Consisting of a copper alloy frame  with mesh body  covered in silver gilt plaques depicting dragons, fire balls, and foliage with three phoenix heads in protome. Due to the inclusion of three phoenix heads indicates that it most likely belonged to a high ranking female member of the court, possibly a Royal Concubine. 

Origin:

Ming Dynasty, Circa 17th Century A.D., China

Dimensions:

Height: 14.5 cm / Diameter: 18.5 cm

Condition:

Oxidised patina with minor old losses. Presented on a perspex display mount.