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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)

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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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China | Thirteen gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins; variously formed, one as a bat with a shou character to its back and a tassel of twin fish and cash, another a vase with lotus emerging from it, the remainder formed as fruits and flowers, 19cm max | Qing Dynasty | 2'800£ ~ sold (May '15)

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

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China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather appliques; formed as flowerheads and butterflies, mounted with coloured cabochons and other stones, 9.2cm max | Qing Dynasty | 4'000£ ~ sold (May '15)

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from Mail Online

300-year-old abacus ring uncovered from the Qing Dynasty in China

300-year-old abacus ring uncovered from the Qing Dynasty in China #wearabletech #wearables

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