PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE UK COLLECTION (LOTS 145-147) Czech-born Werner Forman was an award-winning art photographer and co-author of more than 150 illustrated books. He built an extensive and eclectic collection of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Islamic and tribal art and bought from dealers and auctions worldwide.
A COLLECTION OF KINGFISHER FEATHER AND GILT-METAL HAIR ORNAMENTS
The group comprises: two elaborate hairpins, each finely detailed in kingfisher feather, one with a design of two confronting dragons 'en tremblant' either side of a flaming pearl of immortality and the other with butterflies, fruit and flowers 'en tremblant', both with tassels hung with various coloured stones; a pair of 'bat and swastika' kingfisher feather hair combs; and three large hairpins decorated in kingfisher feather with fish and insects 'en tremblant'.
The longest 11 ½ in. (29.3 cm.) long
The Collection of Werner Forman (1921-2010), acquired from the 1950s to the1990s.
Property from a Private UK Collection.