A jadeite, pearl and feather court headdress 19th century
Lot 6164
A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century
Sold for US$ 43,750 inc. premium
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A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress Qing dynasty, 19th century A jadeite, pearl and feather court headdress 19th century
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Property from the Sarkisian Collection, Denver, Colorado
A rare gilt metal and jeweled kingfisher headdress
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Decorated on the black silk webbing around the curved front with large blossoms, or groups of blossoms, below a row of smaller flowers, most surmounted by sprig-mounted bats or butterflies and richly fabricated from jade, jadeite, rose quartz, pearls and gilt filigree, each set within a leaf-and-tendril border of kingfisher feathers accented with further precious inlay and some suspending pearl-and-jade garlands, the reverse with a large sprig-mounted butterfly hovering various types of flowers issuing from leafy tendrils forming the wide border, all secured a pair of separately fashioned butterfly-and-flower pins and black silk bands; together with a group of hairpins of various styles, including one pair decorated en suite, one with sprig-mounted butterfly of jade and rose quartz, two others of gilt filigree with kingfisher inlay, and a pair of two-prong pins with hardstone and pearl inlaid blossoms. [8]
6 1/2 x 11 x 9in (16.5 x 28 x 23cm) wide
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