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Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Dimensions: Height: 10 cm; width: 6 cm

This butterfly hairpin has a coral body, jadeite wings, and antennae made of golden filigree topped with pearls. The wings are connected with elastic gold thread, so the wings and antennae vibrate when the wearer walks. This innovative design gives the piece a charming dynamism.

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