An Embroidered-Embellished Kesi Panel, Late Qing Dynasty, from Michaan's Auctions
# 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)
Evolution of Chinese Clothing and Cheongsam/Qipao by ~lilsuika on deviantART
THIRTEEN CHINESE GILT METAL AND KINGFISHER FEATHER HAIRPINS QING DYNASTY Variously formed, one as a bat with a shou character to its back and a tassel of twin fish and cash, another a vase with lotus emerging from it, the remainder formed as fruits and flowers, 19cm max. (13) Provenance: a private collection, London. Cf. V M Garrett, A Collector’s Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories, p.79, pl.16, for hairpins of similar style.