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)

From Han dynasty to Qing dynasty- different types of painted lips, Chinese…

From Han dynasty to Qing dynasty- different types of painted lips, Chinese…

China | Seven pairs of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather earrings; variously formed as fish, dragons, foliate arrangements and insects, decorated with pearls, coral, jadeite and other stones, one pair mounted with amber butterfly plaques, together with a single model of a grasshopper perched on a jardinière of flowers, 9 cm max. | Qing Dynasty | 2'600£ ~ sold (May '15)

China | Seven pairs of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather earrings; variously formed as fish, dragons, foliate arrangements and insects, decorated with pearls, coral, jadeite and other stones, one pair mounted with amber butterfly plaques, together with a single model of a grasshopper perched on a jardinière of flowers, 9 cm max. | Qing Dynasty | 2'600£ ~ sold (May '15)

Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread woman's sleeveless jacket, late 19th–early 20th century China #art #textile #butterflies

Tapestry-woven (kesi) silk and metallic thread woman's sleeveless jacket, late 19th–early 20th century China #art #textile #butterflies

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins; variously formed as insects, bats, birds, flowers and shou characters, some decorated with small pearls and coloured stones, 17.5cm max | Qing Dynasty | 2'600£ ~ sold (May '15)

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins; variously formed as insects, bats, birds, flowers and shou characters, some decorated with small pearls and coloured stones, 17.5cm max | Qing Dynasty | 2'600£ ~ sold (May '15)

Manchu high platform shoes, Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City collection (probably worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi).

Manchu high platform shoes, Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City collection (probably worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi).

Hair ornament  China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Late 19th century - early 20th century, Kingfisher feather, gilt metal, glass and stone, 13 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm, Washington, Freer / Sackler

Hair ornament China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Late 19th century - early 20th century, Kingfisher feather, gilt metal, glass and stone, 13 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm, Washington, Freer / Sackler

changan-moon: “ Qing dynasty fashion by 叁木映画ForestStudio ”                                                                                                                                                                                 More

changan-moon: “ Qing dynasty fashion by 叁木映画ForestStudio ” More

imperialasia: “ Qing dynasty military general circa. 1890. You can imagine his armor is in either red, blue, white or yellow as these are the colors of the four ‘flags’ of Manchuria. ”                                                                                                                                                                                 More

imperialasia: “ Qing dynasty military general circa. 1890. You can imagine his armor is in either red, blue, white or yellow as these are the colors of the four ‘flags’ of Manchuria. ” More

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