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

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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 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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Mandarin gown, embroidery Qing dynasty (18th-19th century AD) China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou

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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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