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 century; this piece is an homage to older stylistic sensibilities.
Hair Ornament, Qing Dynasty. This piece was likely once worn by the empress dowager, the effective ruler of China during the later years of the Qing Dynasty. It is an exquisite example of Chinese decoration and the symbolism used to express one's rank. The brilliant blue feathers of the kingfisher give it an eye-catching quality that anyone interested in being recognised would certainly embrace.
A DIAMOND, MULTI-GEM AND ENAMEL DRAGONFLY BROOCH Designed as a variously-shaped sapphire, ruby and diamond dragonfly, extending green and blue plique-á-jour enamel wings decorated with single-cut diamonds, mounted in gold