hair pin

Four-sided white metal hair pin decorated at the base with fine twisted white metal wire, with two white metal pendants. The hair pin is a long narrow pyramid shape. The decoration at the base consists of alternating rows of wrapped wire and twisted wire, with a central wave pattern in thin metal wire. From the base a wire loop connects to a five-sided star or floral hoop in twisted wire, from which two bell-like pendants are suspended.

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