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LOT 136 Yuan/Ming Dynasty A pale green jade hair ornament

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A pale green jade hair ornament

Yuan/Ming DynastyExpertly carved with a curled top and coiled at the ends to resemble a scroll, the upper surface worked with raised ribs, the interior hollow to fit over a topknot, the sides pierced through with an aperture to secure a pin, the stone of a pale green colour with milky-white inclusions. 6cm (2 3/8in) wide.
|元/明 青白玉雕發冠Provenance: a distinguished Italian private collection formed circa 1930s-1940s, and thence by descent來源:意大利顯貴私人收藏,成形於約二十世紀三十至四十年代,並由後人保存迄今 The important Italian collector lived and worked in Shanghai between 1932 and 1936, as representative of his Italian company and in 1937, following the Sino-Japanese war, was transferred to Dalian in Southern Manchuria. After a brief period spent in Italy in 1938, he returned to Shanghai where he lived between 1939 and 1940. He then moved to Beijing where he lived between 1941 and 1946 and formed the vast majority of his collection of Chinese Art.Compare with a similar pale green jade hair ornament, Yuan/Ming dynasty, illustrated by J.C.Y.Watt, Chinese Jades from Han to Ch'ing, New York, 1980, pl.190, p.197.A related green and russet jade hair ornament, Ming dynasty, was sold at Sotheby's New York, 16 September 2014, lot 568.




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