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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
(LOTS 63 - 72)
The tiny kingfisher bird was prized for its iridescent blue feathers, which were used to create headdresses and hair ornaments particularly popular amongst women of the court and for use in the theatre and opera during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The following lots (63 - 72) were collected over the past fifteen years and illustrate the skill of the Chinese craftsmen.