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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 668

    **A JADEITE, HARDSTONE, PEARL AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-EMBELLISHED HAIR ORNAMENT

    19TH CENTURY

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    **A JADEITE, HARDSTONE, PEARL AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-EMBELLISHED HAIR ORNAMENT
    19TH CENTURY
    The long openwork ornament made of gilt-metal wire to which is attached a central flower with seed pearl petals and pink tourmaline center, flanked by yellow tourmaline peaches and two butterflies with green jadeite wings and coral body, all surrounded by scrolling leaves embellished with kingfisher feathers
    8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long, wood and glass display case


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MID-ATLANTIC PRIVATE COLLECTION