anklet

Silver child's anklet with two chains attached, off which hang from one a peach-shaped pendant with engraved details on the convex side, while a fish inset in the concave side. From the other hangs a padlock engraved with floral motifs and four Chinese characters, 'chang ming fu gui', meaning longlife and wealth.

Anklets are usually given to young children by their grandparents as a sign of good wishes and protection from evil spirits.

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