A White Jade Carved Hair Pin – Ming Dynasty 明代白玉发簪
- The pure white cylindrical shaft elegantly carved and undercut at one end with the plum flower elements. The plum blossom, which is known as the “meihua” (梅花), is one of the most beloved flowers in China and has been frequently depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. … Therefore, the plum blossom came to symbolize perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the transitoriness of life.
- Length: 7-7/8″ long (20cm)
- Reference: In Sep 2019, a similar jade hair pin was sold in Sotheby’s New York in the Chinese Art From the Metropolitan Museum of Art: THE FLORENCE AND HERBERT IRVING GIFT, Lot 28.
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