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Jade Large Knob Chinese Qing 19thc. Coin Silver Hair Pin Ornament
This is a 19th century Qing dynasty period Chinese carved jade hair pin in low grade coin silver setting. The jade stone is slightly mottled Light but bright green and is carved to resemble a bulbous knob. There are no markings. The metal tests positive for silver content but of a lower grade equivalent to approximately 800. This is the heaviest of all the jade pieces among these hairpins.
This hair pin weighs 9.9 gr. It measures a total length of 3.75". The jade portion is 1.125" long by about .5" across.
Condition is good with expected patina and irregularities in the pin prong from use. There is are 2 dark lines on the jade but these seem to be natural lines of the stone and not cracks going through.
This elegant hair accessory was a must have addition to the coiffure of aristocratic Chinese ladies in the 1800s. Each one is carved slightly differently, and several could be worn at once. I have a small collection of them that I will be be offering individually.
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