Interesting mid-century Chinese export Kingfisher feather brooch in the shape of a koi, with jadite accent. Generally, Kingfisher pieces were made in the earlier 20th century; this piece is an homage to older stylistic sensibilities.
# Qing Dynasty Imperial headdresses by Boyan Chen - Inspired by the Chinese TV drama "The Legend of Zhen Huan" (后宫甄嬛传), which is itself adapted from a novel based upon the life of Qing Empress Xiaoshengxian (1693-1777)
China | Kingfisher feather headdress; semi-circular ornament centered with an agate boss set in a radiating border above a pagoda issuing a dragon's head, flanked by two large sinuous dragons lunging at the central roundel, the main body containing two spotted deer and nine downward facing phoenix suspending baskets with flowers and hanging bells. | 3'750$ ~ sold (June '13)