A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty

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Lot 362
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband
Mid-late Qing dynasty

US$ 180,000 - 220,000
£ 130,000 - 160,000
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A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband
Mid-late Qing dynasty
The deeply arched band cleverly designed as three hinged segments, decorated with graceful lotus flowers framed by fine openwork borders, the top of the band adorned with nine carefully rendered models of phoenix worked in filigree technique, the back of each phoenix inset with a ruby cabochon and a pearl, its wings skillfully wired to create a dynamic effect, separated by eight pleasant blossoms each with layered filigree petals and surmounted with a central pearl bead.
7 5/8 in (19.3cm) diameter at widest

Footnotes

  • 清中晚期 嵌珍珠寶石金鳳冠一件


    While there appear to be no published examples of this type, the superb quality of the hairpiece suggests use by the Imperial Court; the subject matter suggests it was made for informal use or used most likely by a bride during the wedding ceremony or for important court events. The symbol of the phoenix was associated with the Empress. In the official portrait of the Empress Xiaozhuangwen (1613 -1688)she is seen to be wearing a differently designed crown decorated with phoenix each holding pearls.




     
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A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
A fine and rare Gold 'Phoenix' Headband Mid-late Qing dynasty
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