Silver gilt two-tined hairpin embellished with kingfisher feather and beads, the tines are made of silver alloy. The top of the pin is crowned with three flowerheads, two of them with spring wires, a stylised 'shou' character representing longevity and a butterfly topped with five small white beads. On the other side dangle five sets of ornamental chains with foliate design.

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