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Chinese Silver Fingernail Guards – Qing Dynasty (set of 3) Each Priced at

$175.00

The fingernail guards were worn by wealthy Chinese women such as the Manchu Court ladies to protect their long nails that were a symbol of a life in luxury and having servants. Made of repousse silver with some enamel, decorated with auspicious motifs surrounded by key fret borders. Displayed on contemporary metal stands

4″ long (with stands 8.5″ to 10.5″ tall), silver and enamel, China (Qing Dynasty), late 19th century

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