Monday, March 19, 2007

Jade Flower Hairpin

This little jade flower on the left was originally
a hairpin. The centre inset of brass and jade
extends into the back as a pin holder but the
pin has long since gone missing. With help
from Heng who replaced the missing pin
with a metal clip, the jade piece has regained
its orignal use as a hair accessory, see picture
on right. Vintage: Ming -Qing Period. I got this
piece for a song from the local flea market.

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