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Hairpins

19th century (made)
Place Of Origin

Pair of hairpins, gold filigree, each set with a large cabochon amethystine quartz, each represents a spider with long antennae formed by spiral wire supporting a pearl. Stones have detached from setting.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Hairpin
  • Hairpin
Brief Description
Pair of hairpins, gold filigree with pink stone, China
Physical Description
Pair of hairpins, gold filigree, each set with a large cabochon amethystine quartz, each represents a spider with long antennae formed by spiral wire supporting a pearl. Stones have detached from setting.
Dimensions
  • M.42 1935 length: 10.5cm
  • M.42 a 1935 length: 11cm
Credit line
Purchased with Art Fund support, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
Object history
George Eumorfopoulos collection
Collection
Accession Number
M.42-1935

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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