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A NOBLEMAN'S TWO-EYED PEACOCK FEATHER PLUME, YELLOW PAPER WRAPPER, JADEITE PLUME FASTENER AND WOOD CASE
A NOBLEMAN'S TWO-EYED PEACOCK FEATHER PLUME, YELLOW PAPER WRAPPER, JADEITE PLUME FASTENER AND WOOD CASE

19TH CENTURY

Details
A NOBLEMAN'S TWO-EYED PEACOCK FEATHER PLUME, YELLOW PAPER WRAPPER, JADEITE PLUME FASTENER AND WOOD CASE
19TH CENTURY
The paper wrapper painted and printed with the supplier's mark, the cylindrical jadeite fastener of mottled green and white color, and the wood presentation box lined in blue silk
Plume 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) long, box 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) long (3)
Literature
Peacock plume and case: G. Dickinson and L. Wrigglesworth, Imperial Wardrobe, Berkeley and Toronto, rev. ed., 2000, p. 112, pl. 94.
Exhibited
Peacock plume and case: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Fitchburg Museum of Art, Costumes from the Forbidden City, May 1989.

Lot Essay

The double-eyed peacock plume, shuang yan hua ling, was awarded by the imperial throne for meritorious service and was worn at the back of the hat. Only nobles below the rank of prince were permitted to wear this plume.

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