London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A pale celadon jade hair pin, 16th/17th century
the terminal of the slender tapering cylindrical shaft carved and pierced with foliate scrolls in openwork rising to a central flower head, the stone of a pale white-celadon tone with white inclusions -- 5 15/16in. (15.1cm.) long.
Gifted on 2 October 1914 and thence by descent.
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A similar jade hairpin was included in the exhibition, Chinese Jade, An Important Private Collection, Spink & Son, London, 1991, illustrated in the Catalogue, no.83.
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