A GOLD FILIGREE GEMSTONE-MOUNTED DOUBLE-GOURD HAIRPIN 18th/19th century (2)

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Lot 6
A GOLD FILIGREE GEMSTONE-MOUNTED DOUBLE-GOURD HAIRPIN
18th/19th century

Sold for HK$ 63,750 (US$ 8,199) inc. premium
A GOLD FILIGREE GEMSTONE-MOUNTED DOUBLE-GOURD HAIRPIN
18th/19th century
The gemstone-embellished terminal formed as a delicately worked double-gourd bordered with two layers of dense ruyi-cloud-scroll filigree, all secured to the tapering shaft finely detailed as a tree trunk extended to a repousse cloud, a filigree ruyi-head and a leaf enclosing a blue gemstone, box.
12.5cm (4 7/8in) long. (2).

Footnotes

  • 十八/十九世紀 金纍絲嵌紅藍寶珍珠碧璽葫蘆形簪

    Gold filigree hairpins inset with gemstones such as the present lot was known as zan, and were popular from the Ming dynasty onwards and often wore by the empress and Imperial concubines during the Qing dynasty, see a number of closely related gold and gemstone-inset hairpins in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Treasures of Imperial Court, Hong Kong, 2004, no.128-131.

    取金纍絲而成。簪頭呈葫蘆狀,素邊絲掐出葫蘆輪廓,覆以小卷草花絲填平輪廓,葫蘆嵌以粉色碧璽與紅寶石,圍繞葫蘆做兩周繩紋,並以素絲掐出雲紋輪廓,再以小卷草花絲填平輪廓。整器背托結構如花瓣網連而成。葫蘆上腹旁側生靈芝,雲紋一縷,下腹旁綴一藍色碧璽。鉤花布葉運絲自如,工致精細,繁而不亂,富貴大氣。

    清宮后妃髮型裝飾頗為講究,因而出現大量用黃金製作並鑲嵌寶石的頭簪。北京故宮博物院藏有多件金鑲珍珠寶石簪,見《故宮博物院藏文物珍品大系:宮廷珍寶》,香港,2004年,編號128-131。
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