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A 19th century Chinese 2nd rank golden pheasant civil rank badge, depicting birds on lishui waves amongst auspicious objects, 27 by 29cm.

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A 19th century Chinese red silk purse with original drawstring, and depicting peonies, 8cm high.

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An early 20th century boy's tiger hat, made to confuse evil spirits and protect the wearer, decorated with embroidery and applique work.

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A Chinese 1920s silk waist pouch, depicting figures 'taking tea' amongst lilies for purity and honeysuckle symbolising a wish for a happy marriage.

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An early 20th century Chinese boy's tiger collar for protection, embroidered and applique work and Pekin stitch.

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A late 19th century Chinese lady's silk hat with decorative embroidery on paper appliques, depicting people on one side riding over fish in a boat to symbolise wealth, flowers on the opposite side.

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An early 20th century Chinese boy's hat in the form of a tiger to represent protection, worked with embroidery and appliques.

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A 19th century Chinese silk embroidered waist pouch, embroidered with a peacock and peonies representing beauty, dignity and wealth, in floss silk satin stitch on a purple ground.

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A 19th century finely embroidered Chinese lady's silk hat, circa 1875, in satin stitch with tiny Pekin knot to the head of the cranes, which symbolise longevity,

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A 17th century voided silk panel depicting a crane to symbolise long life, carrying ruyi sceptre symbolising 'may all you wish for come to you', 26 by 35cm.

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A pair of Chinese bound feet shoes or 'lotus shoes', late Qing Dynasty, circa 1900, hand embroidered on red cloth, and blue silk to the heels. [Provenance: from the 'Bound to be Beautiful' exhibition at the McLung Museum, Tennessee in 2005, number 64].

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A Chinese silk spectacle case, depicting blossom and peony worked in fine Pekin knot and satin stitch, circa 1910.

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Two Chinese silk applique spectacle cases, circa 1930, both with red silk ground and blue borders, the largest depicting a peach and a bat 15cm long.

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A pair of Chinese lotus shoes circa 1920, embroidered on black silk to depict Peaches and Buddhas hand symbolising fertility and wealth, 13cm sole length.

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An early 20th century Chinese boys tiger collar, symbolising protection, red silk ground with stumpwork face, and tail, 28cm wide.

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A pair of Chinese silk lotus shoes, circa 1920, the purple silk embroidered to depict butterflies, 13cm sole length. [Provenance: Exhibited at the McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee 'Bound to be Beautiful' 2--5 no 55]

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A late 19th century Chinese silk cloud collar, three blues 'San Lan' 30cm diameter.

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A late 19th century Chinese pair of lotus shoes for a wedding. [Provenance: Exhibited at the McClung Museum, Knoxville Tennessee 2005 in 'Bound to be Beautiful, no.44]

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A 19th century silk purse, embroidered to depict a pheonix (Reng-Huang), 12 by 16½cm.

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A pair of Chinese lotus shoes with ankle wrappers, in cerise pink, blue and black silk, embroidered with birds, flowers and butterflies, 16cm sole length. [Provenance: Exhibited at the McClung Museum Knoxville Tennessee 2005, no 13]

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A Chinese silk purse circa 1910, worked in Pekinese stitch to depict fish and eel, 13 by 8½cm.

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A rare pair of Chinese lotus shoes, circa 1900, with blue and red silk embroidered with floral pattern, with metal cleats to the base, 12cm sole length. [Exhibited at the McClung Museum Knoxville Tennesee 2005, no 47]

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A 19th century Chinese purse, sanlan (three blues), embroidered with confronting dragons, 12 by 17cm.

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A pair of Chinese lotus shoes, circa 1920, green silk embroidered with dragon, butterfly and flowers, 17cm sole length.

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A Chinese embroidered panel made into a bag, floss silk peonies and couched border in gold, circa 1920.

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A pair of Chinese votive shoes, late 19th century, embroidered with flowers and butterflies, 8cm sole length. [Provenance: Exhibited at the McClung Museum, Knoxville Tennessee 2005 'Bound to Be Beautiful' no.22]

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A pair of Chinese silk embroidered purses, circa 1920, one side in blue silk, the other yellow, depicting flowers, and having draw string and tassels to the top.

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A 19th century Chinese pair of votive (altar) shoes, hand embroidered to depict flowers, embellished with beads.

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A Chinese embroidered silk work box circa 1920, depicting fish, calligraphy to the edges, 3 by 9 by 6½cm.

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A pair of Chinese bound feet shoes, or 'lotus shoes' late Qing Dynasty circa 1900, hand embroidered on purple silk. [Provenance: from the 'Bound to be Beautiful' exhibition at the McLung museum, Tennessee in 2005, number 64]

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A late 19th century Chinese lady's silk hat, with butterflies applied to the sides composed of raised embroidery and sequins on black silk.

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A pair of Chinese lotus shoes circa 1910, the black silk embroidered with flowers, 10cm sole length. [Provenance: Exhibited at the McClung Museum, Knoxville Tennessee 2005 'Bound to Be Beautiful' no.52]

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A fine Chinese boy's tiger collar, 19th century, for protection, to ward off evil spirits, embroidered and appliqued, 29cm diameter.

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An early 20th century boy's tiger hat to confuse evil spirits and protect, painted and appliqued.

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An early 20th century Chinese boys tiger collar, to symbolise protection, embroidered, painted and appliqued.

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A Chinese lady's hat, circa 1920, with a bell and a pearl form tassel, 48cm high.

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Three pairs of Han Chinese lady's silk trousers, including a pair of silk burgundy examples circa 1920; provenance Christie's of London, sale 5051 lot 133 on 13th July 2006.

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A pair of late 19th century Chinese sleeve panels made into a bag, embroidered with peonies symbolising wealth and happiness, in satin stitch and Pekin knot, 25 by 17cm.

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A Chinese 5th rank civil badge, the kesi weave silver pheasant depicted over lishui waves amongst auspicious objects and ruji-shaped clouds symbolising 'may all you wish for come to you'. [Illustrated on p64 of Chinese Silks and Sewing Tools by Jocelyn Chatterton]. 31cms x 30cms

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A 19th century Chinese lady's silk hat, embroidered in satin stitch, couching, and delicately worked Pekin knot to depict auspicious symbols, birds, butterflies, peaches, and embroidered under the ear flaps. Length 42cms

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A group of rank badge panels with an unusual early 20th century bade with metallic couching and finely worked border, circa 1900, the largest measures 30 by 30cm.

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A 19th century Chinese purse, embroidered to depict a Scholar with auspicious symbols, in satin stitch, circa 1900 together wtih a late 19th century Chinese embroidered purse in the three blues or 'San Lan', 11 yb 14cm.

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A pair of Chinese silk tassels, in blue and gold, 51cm long.

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An early 20th century embroiders, a silk purse, and an embroidered 1930s belt.

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A Chinese embroidered collar, circa 1920, depicting butterflies and flowers symbolising happiness and wealth, 23cm diameter.

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Two Chinese fan cases, both circa 1920, one in white silk, the other in red, and embroidered with floral sprays, 22cm long.

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A pair of late 19th century boys celebratory boots, embroidered in satin stich and couching to depict flowers, with sequin highlights, 19cm high, sole 13cm long.

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A late 19th century purse embroidered in Pekinese stitch, depicting a fish [illustrated in Chinese Silks and Sewing Tools] together with a 19th century Chinese silk purse in Pekinese stitch depicting a peony, the symbol of wealth.

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