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Lot #2 - A Group of Six Gold Hairpins

  • Auction House:
    Bonhams Australia
  • Sale Name:
    Elegant Embellishments Featuring the Hsiao Family collection
  • Sale Date:
    08 Aug 2021 ~ 2pm (AEST)
  • Lot #:
    2
  • Lot Description:
    A Group of Six Gold Hairpins
    Ming to Qing dynasty
    Varying sizes from 10.6cm to 16.0cm long (6)
  • Provenance:
    The Hsiao Family collection
  • References:
    To compare a similar flat pin to the 'guanyin' piece in this lot, also with a chased ornament applied to the beaten gold sheet cut at the top with slender stamen, see Christie's, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, sale 2297, lot 1293.
  • Notes:
    The 'dragon' hollow pins in this lot are called qitong zan. First produced during the Song dynasty, they become popular during the Qing dynasty. For an almost identical example in the Capital Museum, Bejing, see Yang Zhishui, Gold and Silver Jewellery in Ancient China, Volume 3, Palace Museum Publishing, China, 2018, p. 829.
  • Estimate:
    A$5,000 - 6,000
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Oriental

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