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An ornament in the form of a potted plant, and a butterfly. The pot is made of inlaid two-toned blue kingfisher feather outlined with metal, and is decorated with a two flower design consisting of orange beads, and seed pearls (?). The plant has flowers made of a central orange bead within a circular brown bead, and having quadrangular-shaped petals made of seed pearls (?). The leaves are made of inlaid two-toned blue kingfisher feather outlined with metal. The butterfly has a pink body, shaped green wings, a pair of pink, and green coiled antennae, and a pair of metal coiled antennae with a pearl (?) at the end. Part of a set of Chinese bridal ornaments.

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Part of set of Manchu wedding ornaments worn in hair by bride and bridesmaids.

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