Lot 771. A glass-inlaid gold hairpin, Song-Ming dynasty (AD 960-1644); 5 1⁄4 in. (13.5 cm.) long, cloth boxPrice realised USD 27,720 (Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000). © Christie's 2022

The hairpin has a delicate openwork design of floral scroll, and is inset on one end with a rectangular plaque decorated with a bird in gold wire and further inlaid with glass, all enclosed within the border of scroll design. Together with a U-shaped end of a gold hairpin, Song-Ming dynasty, decorated with similar scroll design.

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1986.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022