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Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)


Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)

Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)    Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)
Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346). Light-weight gilt silver hairpin of the ruyi-type which is decorated with the Heavenly Twins or Hehe Erxian who preside over Happy Marriages. Hanshan and Shide were monks during the Tang dynasty. They are usually depicted with wide grins on their faces. The hairpin is also decorated with a dragon (long) and a phoenix (feng) which are happy omens (longfeng chengxiang).

Depicted in between are a Double Happiness character xi. A butterfly (Blessings & Happiness) embraces the whole scene. The pin is hallmarked and we believe that it mentions the name Tian Hua. It dates from the end of the Qing 1644.

1912 to the early Republic period 1912. The difference will be reimbursed.

The item "Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)" is in sale since Sunday, August 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "lowlands-collection" and is located in Zurich. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Region of Origin: China
  2. Age: 1900-1940
  3. Primary Material: Silver
  4. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  5. Color: Silver

Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)    Antique Chinese silver gilt hairpin with the Heavenly Twins (0346)