terminating at strengthened shoulders supporting the oblong "pie-dish" bezel set with a cabochon sapphire. At the base of the hoop there is a fede, or pair of hands clasped in love and friendship. English, 13th century.
Rare Japanese Edo Period Silver and Gilt Hair Pin. Rare Japanese Edo Period Silver and Gilt Hair Ornament. Sterling and 999 pure Silver and Gilt hair ornament of magnificent quality made for an Oria, the highest class of geisha, featuring a crane in flight with flowers and branches and tassels. 14 long x 6 wide x 10.5 inches high with base, 35.5 x 15.25 x 26.5 cm. Pre 1900