Lot 568. A celadon and russet jade hair ornament, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 2 1/8 in., 5.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
carved with a curved top and coiled at the ends to resemble a scroll, the interior hollow to fit over a topknot, with holes in the ends to secure a hairpin, the stone with a slight yellow tinge, russet mottling and opaque inclusions, box (2).
Provenance: Haworth / Winston Collection acquired prior to 2011.