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September Day 2: Important Asian Art

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 11:00AM EDT
2021-09-23 11:00:00 2021-09-23 11:00:00 America/New_York Bidsquare Bidsquare : September Day 2: Important Asian Art https://live.revereauctions.com/auctions/revere-auctions/september-day-2-important-asian-art-6241
A sale featuring a selection of fine art, decorative art, and Asian art pieces. Consignment deadline: July 30th.
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Lot 267

Grp: 3 Korean Binyeo Hairpins

Estimate: $300 - $600
Starting Bid
$140

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Group of three Korean hairpins (ca. 1900) decorated with dragon heads.

Called Binyeo, one would be able to discern another's social class based on the material and decoration of the pin. Additionally the shape of the jamdu (pin head) signified auspicious symbols such as longevity, health and wealth. In the case of these hairpins, the gilt metal and jamdu shaped like dragons were often worn by the upper-class and royalty while less intricately ornamented pins made of wood were worn by widows.

Keywords: Binyeo

Hairpin with gold stem; height: 11 1/4 in x width: 1 1/2 in. Hairpin with silver stem; height: 14 5/8 in x width: 1 1/2 in. Black hairpin; 15 5/8 in x width: 1 3/8 in.

Condition

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