Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather, ivory, metallic thread and velvet panel.
Of tall rectangular form, heavy scroll and bat carved hongmu frame enclosing a detailed and fine feather and ivory figural landscape, showing a pagoda and celestial clouds above a meeting of scholars over ivory table, scholar and attendants below, glazed. Total H: 29 1/2 L: 23 in. Estimate $10,000-12,000
Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress. Late Qing dynasty. Photo courtesy Freeman & Co
Linen-lined headdress adorned with a multitude of applied dragons, flowers, symbols and other auspicious symbols rendered from kingfisher feather on paper. H: 7 in. Estimate $2,000-3,000
Samuel T. Freeman & Company. Fine & Decorative Asian Arts. 12 September 2010 www.freemansauction.com