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Very Rare/Fine Silver Hairpin (ì¹ ë³´ë´í©ì )/Enameled Phoenix-19th C.

Very Rare/Fine Silver Hairpin (칠보봉황잠)/Enameled Phoenix-19th C.

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A Very Rare/Fine Korean Silver Hairpin (칠보봉황잠)/Enameled Phoenix-19th C.: Korea, Joseon dynasty, 19th century. The large terminal cast with two confronted phoenixes and natural coral (산호) jewels and with confronted cranes, longevity medallions and feathers in low relief and further bead jewels, the edging of the enameled silver in blues reds, greens, red and yellows, the cylindrical shaft silver with pointing tip. It’s in very good condition with old patina, it measures 17 7/8" (approx.) (45.8cm) long. *** An almost identical enameled silver hairpin with a phoenix sold for $11, 875. at Christie’s, NY, Sept. 18, 2013, lot #835, p.213 (See photo #6). and other hairpins see Ho-Am Art Museum, published by Samsung Art and Culture Foundation, 1998, pl. 132