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Jade Wand 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 with brass pin stem. The jade stone color ranges from white at the base to bright dark green at the tip, and is carved to resemble a smooth wand, rounded on one side and flat on the other. There are no markings. The metal of the setting tests positive for silver content but of a lower grade equivalent to approximately 800 silver, and the pin stem is brass.
This hair pin weighs 3.6 gr. It measures a total length of 4.5". The jade portion is 1.5" long by about .25" across.
Condition is good with expected patina and irregularities in the pin prong from use.
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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