KINGFISHER FEATHER HAIRPIN, GILT METAL, KINGFISHER FEATHER, GLASS, SEED PEARL, CHINA, C.1800, GIFT OF MISS E A MACDONALD, 1979, COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES. IMAGE COURTESY OF GEOFF FRIEND – TAASA Review September 2014
Jade is the fairest of stones.
It is endowed with five virtues.
Charity is its lustre, bright yet warm; Rectitude is its translucency, revealing the colour and markings within; Wisdom is its pure and penetrating note when struck...