China | Two gilt metal and kingfisher feather hair ornaments; one with a central shou character set with an orange cabochon, surmounted by a bat and surrounded by auspicious objects, ribbons and foliate designs, the other with pomegranates, peaches and scrolling designs within bands of petals | Qing Dynasty | 1'200£ ~ sold (May '15)
China | Kingfisher feather embellished hairpin; applied on silver plates and traced in silver filigree, freshwater pearls and jadeite. 26.9 cm. | ca. 19th century, Qing Dynasty | Est. 20'000 - 30'000 HK$ ~ (Dec '15)
Superb Mandchu diadem ornated with symbols of good fortune like three bats (in the center and on each side), pears and pomegranates of gemstones. The metal is embellished with kingfisher feathers inlaid. The decor is set with wire to create a theatre perspective (see photograph 2). Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Width : 4 3/8 inch Height : 1 1/8 inch Depth : 5/8 inch
ELEVEN CHINESE GILT METAL AND KINGFISHER FEATHER HAIR ORNAMENTS QING DYNASTY Variously decorated with scrolling foliate designs, bats and butterflies and set with coloured stones, one depicting a standing figure, 22.7cm max. (11) Provenance: a private collection, London.
China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather items; variously formed as hairpins, brooches and plaques and decorated with birds, flowers, vases, shou characters and dragons | Qing Dynasty | 3'200£ ~ sold (May '15)
China | Seven gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hair ornaments; three formed as hairpins, decorated with flower designs and bats encircling a shou character, three as plaques, each with a crane in flight upon cloud scrolls, and a band with seven cranes amongst scrolling foliage | Qing Dynasty | 3'400£ ~ sold (May '15)