The Metropolitan Museum of Art
East Meets West Bird Pin
This fanciful avian pin in 14K gold plate is adorned with colorful enamel and crystals. It recalls a beautiful 19th-century British porcelain plate by Spode in The Met collection.
Either a Japanese Imari plate—or a mid-18th century Meissen copy of a Japanese original—might have served as the design source for this English version. The plate illustrates the creative interchanges between Chinese ceramics and those in other parts of the world due to the rise of global trade.
Bi-tone imitation rhodium and 14K gold plate
1 3/4''L x 2''W
Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth