H: 24 cm (9.4”)
Estimated age: First half of the 20th century
Provenance: Austrian private collection
Estimate: € 1.000 – 1.500
A pair of ceremonial hairpins, carved from dark wood, depicting standing male and female figures.
The faces of both figures are appoximately the size of a fingernail ? surely a mastercarving showing the artist’s ability. It not only gives expression to the faces, but also presence to the figures in that dimension. A very rare object!