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Exquisite examples of Ming and Qing jewelers’ craft

Updated: Feb 5,2015 10:11 AM     chinadaily.com.cn

A pair of gold gilt bracelets from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).[Photo/english.cguardian.com]

The Ming and Qing dynasties are seen as the most prestigious times for gold and silver ware in Chinese history. Creative skills and manufacturing processes reached their peak and jewelry from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods are currently hot favorites for collectors. Let’s see some fantastic pieces to have gone under the hammer at China Guardian Auctions.

A pair of gold-wire-woven bracelets decorated with gems and feathers from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) .[Photo/english.cguardian.com]

A gold-wire-woven ornament decorated with gems and feathers from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).[Photo/english.cguardian.com]

A gold-wire-woven ornament decorated with gems and feathers from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).[Photo/english.cguardian.com]

A pair of gold-wire-woven bracelets decorated with gems and feathers from Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) .[Photo/ english.cguardian.com]

A set of gold hair ornaments from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).[Photo/ english.cguardian.com]

A collection of jade-inlaid gold-wire hairpins from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). [Photo/ english.cguardian.com]

Two jade inlaid gold-wire hairpins from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).[Photo/ english.cguardian.com]

A gold thumb ring with enamel decoration from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).[Photo/ english.cguardian.com]

A pair of lantern shaped gold-wire-woven drop earrings from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).[Photo/ english.cguardian.com]

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