A diamond 'colibri' bird of paradise hatpin, by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1921, FOOTNOTES In the 1920s Van Cleef & Arpels made a series of brooches and hat pins in the form of exotic birds set with rose-cut diamonds in platinum, some with detachable natural feathers, c.f. Editions Paris-Musées, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris 1992, p.154, catalogue no.237 Oiseau de Paradis clip, 1927, and no. 238 Colibri clip, 1925.
VICTORIAN EDWARDIAN ROSE powder pink brooch dress hat pin vintage wedding peony
China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hair ornaments; formed as single and double pronged hairpins, four earpick-hairpins, one formed as a pagoda containing a seated figure, the others with foliate designs, insects and birds | Qing Dynasty | 2'800£ ~ sold (May '15)