A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin, Song dynasty | 宋 金鏤空蓮花釵
A rare gold openwork 'lotus' hairpin
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.
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Eskenazi Ltd., London, 20th August 1999.
Chinese and Korean Art from the Collections of Dr. Franco Vannotti, Hans Popper and Others, Eskenazi, London, 1989, cat. no. 62.
《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