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Hairpin with ruyi fungus
Place of Origin: China
Date: approx. 1700-1800
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Object Name: Jewelry
Materials: Nephrite
Dimensions: L. 4 3/16 in x W. 1 in x D. 1/2 in, L. 10.64 cm x W. 2.54 cm x D. 1.27 cm
Credit Line: Gift of R. W. Winskill in Memory of Lionel H. Pries
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Jade And Stones
Object Number: B86J4
On Display: No

Description

Label: Similar to B86J3 in shape and design, this pin is about 2 centimeters shorter, and the longevity character, shou, in the center of its head is engraved in a different form. The auspicious symbol of longevity was made in various representations, some like abstract designs. The conventional rendering is in a circle, whose character is pronounced with shou to make the phrase tuanshou or yuanshou (satisfactory long life).
Label: Similar to B86J3 in shape and design, this pin is about 2 centimeters shorter, and the longevity character, shou, in the center of its head is engraved in a different form. The auspicious symbol of longevity was made in various representations, some like abstract designs. The conventional rendering is in a circle, whose character is pronounced with shou to make the phrase tuanshou or yuanshou (satisfactory long life).