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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.
  • 2019年9月10日,纽约苏富比的大都会博物馆专场拍卖中有一件很近似的玉簪。拍品号28。本件玉簪与上述28号拍品原来很可能是一大一小的同一套件。