White Jade Hairpin

This white jade hairpin comes from 17th-Century China and has a kylin finial, length 8″. A kylin, or Qilin, is a mythical hooved Chinese chimerical creature that brought serenity, and was used as a good luck omen. People think it was the first Chinese name for giraffe. This is an absolutely magnificent piece, which went for $550 on August 26, 2006..

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