Manchu Hair Pin: Great E-bay Auction

A fabulous mouthwatering Manchu hair pin sold on E-Bay for $706 on July 26. Stunning detail in the kingfisher decorations, with not a feather missing. There was a butterfly in the center, surrounded by coral, jade, a beaded flower, and pearls. The back was correct. A drop-dead piece. I wonder who won it!


For more scholarly research, please examine:

Catalogue of Old Manchu Jewelry, Carved Stones, Jade, Snuff Bottles Enamels and Fine Furniture, Gathered in China By the Well-known Connoisseur Frederick Moore of New York and Peking

2 thoughts on “Manchu Hair Pin: Great E-bay Auction

  1. peggy elliott

    Well, it wasn’t me! :o(

    It was, indeed, a gorgeous thing. Always exciting to see something of this quality show up.


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