A sea captain brought this home from China for his wife. She never wore it but told her daughter about it, and kept it in a cedar chest her whole life. Her daughter, now 71, was selling it because she was about to move in with her own daughter. I bought it for $178.50 You may refer to auction #200202852076. I have no way to tell you how my breath was taken away when I opened the box. Coral, jade, kingfisher feathers. I thought maybe it was one of a pair of ornaments from a wedding set for a princess of the Imperial Palace. Each ornament would be on one side of a stick. Can anyone date this? The ornateness of the design seems earlier than 1920 to me, but I’m not sure.
m a Wedding Set for an Imperial Chinese Princess?
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