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Pair of Chinese beaten silver alloy scissors

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An image of Pair of scissors. Unknown maker, China. Pair of beaten silver alloy scissors. The handle is a wire spring shaped and the cutters are slightly convex on one side, and flat on the other. Each of the flat sides is decorated with a flying bird and a palmette scroll, and each of the convex sides with confronted palmettes. The pattern is bounded by a narrow plain border and chased on a ground of regular ring matting. Silver alloy, engraving, blades, chasing, length 14.9 cm, width 2.8 cm, T’ang Dynasty (618-906).

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Pair of scissors. Unknown maker, China. Pair of beaten silver alloy scissors. The handle is a wire spring shaped and the cutters are slightly convex on one side, and flat on the other. Each of the flat sides is decorated with a flying bird and a palmette scroll, and each of the convex sides with confronted palmettes. The pattern is bounded by a narrow plain border and chased on a ground of regular ring matting. Silver alloy, engraving, blades, chasing, length 14.9 cm, width 2.8 cm, T’ang Dynasty (618-906).

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  • Accession Number: O.229-1946
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 83.65kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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AD alloy birds chased Chinese engraved engraving Fitz_AA matted pair of scissors palmettes scissors silver alloy T'ang Dynasty Tang Dynasty

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