Hollowed-out Gold Flat Hairpin Inlaid with Pearls

 

Qing Dynasty
Length: 34.7cm
Width: 4.7cm

The hollowed-out flat hairpin is adorned with flower-and-leaf motifs, with jade, tourmaline and pearls filling the branches, petals and stamens respectively. The hairpin is edged with pearls on both ends. The whole work is inlaid with a total of 100 pearls, with the joint wrapped in a silver band. There are two jeweler marks at the back of the hairpin that read "Baohua 13" and "Hua 13" respectively.

This flat hairpin is light and elegant, with good color matching. It presents the aesthetic taste of the Qing Dynasty court.