19 March 2008
A MANDARIN'S SINGLE-EYED PEACOCK FEATHER PLUME, LAVENDER JADEITE PLUME FASTENER AND LACQUER BOX
GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)
The peacock feather plume in a red silk-covered paper wrapper, the cylindrical plume fastener of pale greyish-lavender color, and the original oblong lacquer case in red and gold lacquer with raised decoration, the top with four shou character medallions reserved on a fretwork ground repeated on the sides
Plume 14½ in. (37 cm.) long, box 16½ in. (42 cm.) long (4)
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