Porcellaneous stoneware wine-jar of guan form, with ovoid body and gilt copper-bound mouth rim. Finely crazed turquoise glaze. Inscription on the shoulder. Late Ming to Early Qing circa 1600-1700. Courtesy of The British Museum.
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)
China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hair ornaments; formed as single and double pronged hairpins, four earpick-hairpins, one formed as a pagoda containing a seated figure, the others with foliate designs, insects and birds | Qing Dynasty | 2'800£ ~ 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)