Lot | Sotheby's. A PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTY QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY. Height 27 in., 68.6 cm; Width 19 1/2  in., 49.5 cm Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 USD.

Lot | Sotheby's. A PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTY QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY. Height 27 in., 68.6 cm; Width 19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm Estimation 200,000 — 300,000 USD.

These shoes were used during the Qing dynasty. They are really small because small feet were seen as a sign of beauty and this would make you desirable.

These shoes were used during the Qing dynasty. They are really small because small feet were seen as a sign of beauty and this would make you desirable.

[宫锁沉香 궁쇄침향] - ancient Chinese Manchu dress worn during the Qing dynasty era.

[宫锁沉香 궁쇄침향] - ancient Chinese Manchu dress worn during the Qing dynasty era.

imperialasia: “ Qing dynasty military general circa. 1890. You can imagine his armor is in either red, blue, white or yellow as these are the colors of the four ‘flags’ of Manchuria. ”

imperialasia: “ Qing dynasty military general circa. 1890. You can imagine his armor is in either red, blue, white or yellow as these are the colors of the four ‘flags’ of Manchuria. ”

These are the different ways the women painted their lips. The last two is the Qing Dynasty, and as you can see they are very unique deisgns.

These are the different ways the women painted their lips. The last two is the Qing Dynasty, and as you can see they are very unique deisgns.

Palace lady with fan. Qing dynasty hanging scroll. Ink and colour on paper, dated to 1702-1762

Palace lady with fan. Qing dynasty hanging scroll. Ink and colour on paper, dated to 1702-1762

Uncut semi-formal court robe (Jifu), mid 19th century, Qing Dynasty, China  silk, silk and metallic thread 153.0 x 141.8 cm.  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Gift of John H. Connell, 1914.

Uncut semi-formal court robe (Jifu), mid 19th century, Qing Dynasty, China silk, silk and metallic thread 153.0 x 141.8 cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Gift of John H. Connell, 1914.

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