Headdress, silver gilt with glass beads, silk tassels and kingfisher, Chinese early 20th c (Archives : Sold Singkiang)

Headdress, silver gilt with glass beads, silk tassels and kingfisher, Chinese early 20th c (Archives : Sold Singkiang)

A RARE KINGFISHER BLUE FILIGREE HEADDRESS . Possibly from the Qing Imperial Court. The headdress is exquisitely ornate, inlaid with white jade, tourmaline, pearl beads, agate and other semi-precious stones. Late 19th century

A RARE KINGFISHER BLUE FILIGREE HEADDRESS . Possibly from the Qing Imperial Court. The headdress is exquisitely ornate, inlaid with white jade, tourmaline, pearl beads, agate and other semi-precious stones. Late 19th century

The thread holding the beads in necklace together had decomposed. But, 'since…

1,500-year-old skeleton found adorned in golden jewellery

The thread holding the beads in necklace together had decomposed. But, 'since…

Hanfu: traditional Chinese costume. Fan Bingbing in 'Empress of China'.

Hanfu: traditional Chinese costume. Fan Bingbing in 'Empress of China'.

A Chinese Kingfisher Feather and Metal Hairpin, the metal with a gilt wash throughout, having a bowed base surmounted with seven lotus roots, supported with coil springs.

A Chinese Kingfisher Feather and Metal Hairpin, the metal with a gilt wash throughout, having a bowed base surmounted with seven lotus roots, supported with coil springs.

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