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A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin, Song dynasty | 宋 金鏤空蓮花釵

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton

A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin, Song dynasty | 宋 金鏤空蓮花釵

A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin, Song dynasty | 宋 金鏤空蓮花釵

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin

Song dynasty

宋 金鏤空蓮花釵


the finial cast as a blossoming lotus flower just before full bloom, the three layers of petals overlapping and with the tips of the innermost petals curving toward the center, each petal rendered with an openwork design, the center of the flower hollow, the post wrapped in a sheet of gold foil worked in repoussé with a stippled pattern imitating the texture of a lotus stem, Lucite stand (2)


Length 5⅜ in., 13.6 cm

In overall good condition. One petal got squeezed or pressed and a small part broke apart now overlapped. The stem is removable from the flower.


整體品相良好。一花瓣經擠壓且尖端斷裂並重疊。柄與花苞可分開。


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Eskenazi Ltd., London, 20th August 1999.


來源

埃斯卡納齊,倫敦,1999年8月20日

Chinese and Korean Art from the Collections of Dr. Franco Vannotti, Hans Popper and Others, Eskenazi, London, 1989, cat. no. 62.


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《Chinese and Korean Art from the Collections of Dr. Franco Vannotti, Hans Popper and Others》,埃斯卡納齊,倫敦,1989年,編號62

For a Song dynasty gold floriform hairpin finial, of similar style though cast solid rather than in openwork, see one excavated in Zhenjiang city, Jiangsu province illustrated in Zhenjiang chutu jin yin qi [Gold and Silver wares unearthed in Zhenjiang], Beijing, 2012, pl. 109. See also a Song dynasty gold repoussé headband, worked and patterned similarly to the sheet wrapping the post of the present hairpin, also excavated in Zhenjiang and published in ibid., pl. 122. For Song dynasty gold jewelry produced with openwork floral designs, see a pair of hairpins and a necklace published in Pierre Uldry, Chinesisches Gold Und Silber, Zurich, 1994, pls 289 and 290.