Chinese Mother of Pearl Peony Pin early 20th CenturyChinese Mother of Pearl Peony Pin early 20th CenturyChinese Mother of Pearl Peony Pin early 20th CenturyChinese Mother of Pearl Peony Pin early 20th Century

Shiny, iridescent hand carved Chinese pin with a classic peony flower design that was hand cut and incised.

A thin piece of gray blue shell was cut and shaped to form a peony flower. The mother of pearl was incised with good line quality to define the shape. The back had a bar pin attached. There are traces of the glue used to attach the carving to the pin.

There are no marks or labels.

MEASUREMENTS

2 ½” (6.4 cm) wide x 1 5/8” (4.1 cm) tall x 1/16” (.2 cm) thick (not including the pin). Weighs .18 oz (5.04 g)

CONDITION

There are no cracks, chips, or breaks. The shell is bright and reflective.

A very simple but intricately carved piece of jewelry that has a wonderful reflective quality. One second it flashes and with a simple movement it disappears.

Item ID: J-2128


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: off-white, Size: 2 1/2"

Chinese Mother of Pearl Peony Pin early 20th Century

$85 USD

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