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(3) Qing dynasty Chinese export porcelain saucers : Lot 315

(3) Qing dynasty Chinese export porcelain saucers : Lot 315

Chinese kingfisher feather hairpin. China has been using blue kingfisher feathers in hairpins as fine art and decoration for 2,000 years

Chinese kingfisher feather hairpin. China has been using blue kingfisher feathers in hairpins as fine art and decoration for 2,000 years

Hair ornament, Qing Dynasty (19th century), China, composed of gilded silver, silk thread, kingfisher feathers, pearls, glass beads, rubies. Likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the symbolism used to express one's rank.

Hair ornament, Qing Dynasty (19th century), China, composed of gilded silver, silk thread, kingfisher feathers, pearls, glass beads, rubies. Likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the symbolism used to express one's rank.

Chair strip with auspicious patterns (one of a pair), Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century  China  Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread

Chair strip with auspicious patterns (one of a pair), Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century China Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread

Empress Cixi’s Fan, late 18th-19th century (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911), China. Composed of silk and bamboo. In the Vatican Museums, Vatican City. Empress Dowager Cixi (1861-1908) is widely recognised as one of the most powerful women in the history of China.

Empress Cixi’s Fan, late 18th-19th century (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911), China. Composed of silk and bamboo. In the Vatican Museums, Vatican City. Empress Dowager Cixi (1861-1908) is widely recognised as one of the most powerful women in the history of China.

A CARVED PINK QUARTZ COVERED VASE, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

A CARVED PINK QUARTZ COVERED VASE, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

China | Pair of nail covers in gilt-washed metal mounted with colored glass and jade cabochons separated by tiny flowers covered in kingfisher feathers. | Late Qing Dynasty | Sold

China | Pair of nail covers in gilt-washed metal mounted with colored glass and jade cabochons separated by tiny flowers covered in kingfisher feathers. | Late Qing Dynasty | Sold

A very Rare Antique Chinese Silk & Gold Embroidery on silk  Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period 1723-1735 A.D

A very Rare Antique Chinese Silk & Gold Embroidery on silk Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period 1723-1735 A.D

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins and earpick-hairpins; variously formed as flowers and foliage, bats, birds and shou characters, decorated with pearls and coloured stones | Qing Dynasty | 1'700£ ~ sold (May '15)

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins and earpick-hairpins; variously formed as flowers and foliage, bats, birds and shou characters, decorated with pearls and coloured stones | Qing Dynasty | 1'700£ ~ sold (May '15)

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