Empress Cixi’s Fan, late 18th-19th century (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911), China. Composed of silk and bamboo. In the Vatican Museums, Vatican City. Empress Dowager Cixi (1861-1908) is widely recognised as one of the most powerful women in the history of China.
AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND DIAMOND BROOCH, LATE 19TH CENTURY. Designed as a butterfly, the wings and antennae decorated with polychrome plique-à-jour enamel, detachable brooch pin, French assay marks. #ArtNouveau #antique #brooch