hairpin

Silver gilt hairpin with Y-shaped pin, extended from the back by a coiled metal wire. The top of the hairpin is crowned with layered silver gilt decoration attached by silver gilt wires at back: From right to left the designs are of double peaches, endless knot, twin ruyi sceptres, a deer holding a ling zhi fungus in its mouth and a flower vase.

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