A PAIR OF GOLD PHOENIX HAIRPINS, FENGCHAI Liao Dynasty (2)

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A PAIR OF GOLD PHOENIX HAIRPINS, FENGCHAI
Liao Dynasty

Sold for HK$ 31,875 (US$ 4,095) inc. premium
A PAIR OF GOLD PHOENIX HAIRPINS, FENGCHAI
Liao Dynasty
Each bird with uplifted wings and long tail plumage, standing on a flower-head platform issuing from a curving stem splitting into two prongs through a rolled leaf with indented detail.
13.3cm (5 1/4in) long. (2).

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  • Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

    遼 綉羽鳴春金釵一對

    Some decorative designs on gold jewellery during the Song and Yuan dynasties were inspired by known paintings or embroidery work; see related discussion by Z.S.Yang, Shehuazhise: Song Yuan Ming jinyinqi yanjiu (The Study of Gold and Silver Wares in the Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasties), Beijing, 2010, vol.1 p.92. Compare with a hairpin decorated with a long-tailed bird on a flower-head excavated from a Yuan tomb in Hunan Province, which is illustrated, ibid., p.93.

    純金質,釵頭作長尾展翅之綉鳥形象,鳥立於花盞之上,釵身分為兩股。

    有學者認為此類宋元時期鳥形釵頭多取材自繪畫或者刺繡中所繪的鳥類形象,相關討論見揚之水著,《奢華之色︰宋元明金銀器研究》, 北京,2010年,卷1,頁92。同書著錄一件張家界元代金銀器窖藏出土之金綉羽鳴春金釵與此頗似,見前書,頁93。
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