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A collection of kingfisher feather brooches. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. photo Sotheby's

comprising thirteen gilt-filigree and kingfisher feather brooches, each finely worked and in various forms of butterflies, fish, flowers and dragons, framed and glazed presentation case; the largest: 5.5cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com