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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 753

    A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE, HARDSTONE, AND CORAL HAIR ORNAMENTS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF SEVEN JADE, HARDSTONE, AND CORAL HAIR ORNAMENTS
    19TH CENTURY
    The group comprises: a white-jade hair pin carved with two wan symbols; a pair of gilt metal hair pins surmounted by white jade and filigree crab finials; a gilt-metal hair pin surmounted by a celadon jade bat; a pair of hair pins surmounted by birds composed of a pearl and kingfisher feathers; and a white-metal hair pin with a coral finial.
    The largest 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) long


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Property from a Private UK Collection.
    Property from the Collection of Werner Forman (1921-2010), acquired from the 1950s to the 1990s.