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Gold filigree enamel hairpin with inlaid rubies

Shanghai Guanfu Museum

Shanghai Guanfu Museum

From Han dynasty to the Song dynasty, dangling hairpins gradually evolved into a fixed style, but the characteristic dangling has been retained. The top of this dangling hairpin was wired to several flower petals. The middle part is the main design---flowers inlaid with ruby. Two butterflies were applied with the technique of cloisonnet(cloisonne).

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  • Title: Gold filigree enamel hairpin with inlaid rubies
  • Location Created: China
  • Provenance: Acquired by Shanghai Guanfu Museum
  • Type: Accessories
  • Rights: Shanghai Guanfu Museum, China

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