Jade: hair ornament

Description
One white mutton fat jade hair ornament with a slightly convex sagittal cross-section. Obverse presents carved and incised serpentine botantical design bounded at either end by ruyi fungal patterns. Design pierces jade at many points. Upper end terminates in spatula-like short stem and paddle. Lower end terminates in short peg. Reverse of ornament presents rectangular silver-metallic wire mounting and hinged pin.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 84.54 x 14.51 x 10.12mm (3 5/16 x 9/16 x 3/8")
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Other Id
C1956.537
Catalogue number
C1956.537

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