Fine and large Chinese hongmu framed kingfisher feather & Chinese applied kingfisher feather headdress
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