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Manchu high platform shoes, Qing Dynasty, Forbidden City collection (probably worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi).

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China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins; variously formed as insects, bats, birds, flowers and shou characters, some decorated with small pearls and coloured stones, 17.5cm max | Qing Dynasty | 2'600£ ~ sold (May '15)

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Refs hereA short illustration showing different styles of the Manchurian women's wing-like headdress through early, mid and late Qing dynasty. When time allows, I'd like to create a much more ...

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# Qing Dynasty Imperial headdresses by Boyan Chen - Inspired by the Chinese TV drama "The Legend of Zhen Huan" (后宫甄嬛传), which is itself adapted from a novel based upon the life of Qing Empress Xiaoshengxian (1693-1777)

# Qing Dynasty Imperial headdresses by Boyan Chen - Inspired by the Chinese TV drama "The Legend of Zhen Huan" (后宫甄嬛传), which is itself adapted from a novel based upon the life of Qing Empress Xiaoshengxian (1693-1777)

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China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins and earpick-hairpins; variously formed as flowers and foliage, bats, birds and shou characters, decorated with pearls and coloured stones | Qing Dynasty | 1'700£ ~ sold (May '15)

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Empress Wan Jung (1906-1946), also known as Empress Wan Rong, Empress Xiao Ke Min and Empress Elizabeth, was the last Empress of China.

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Mandarin gown, embroidery Qing dynasty (18th-19th century AD) China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou

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