Lot 1230. A group of kingfisher feather-embellished gilt-metal ornaments, Qing dynasty, 19th century.Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
Including a phoenix headdress with further glass bead and velvet embellishments; three hairpins; a butterfly-shaped hair ornament; and two pairs of earrings; together with a gold two-pronged hairpin. Various sizes, three cloth boxes (10).
Provenance: Headdress and pair of earrings with 'pearl' pendants: Rare Art, New York, 19 September 1977.
Gold hairpin: Tonying & Co., New York.
Christie's. Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 24 March 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza