Fine Chinese Works of Art, Paintings & Calligraphy - To be sold 22nd May

A RARE CHINESE GOLD 'RUYI' HAIRPIN
18TH/19TH CENTURY


Decorated in filigree with wires adorned with scrolling ornaments, a wan symbol and a pearl with a central ruyi head set with a larger pearl, 14.5cm, 11g.


Provenance: Dr Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967), Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 11th April 2008, lot 2301.


Exhibited: Chinese Gold and Silver in the Carl Kempe Collection, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D C, 1954-55, no.65.


Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000

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