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The Chinese Fairy Book    1921 (Illustrations by George W. Hood)

Chinese fairy book - fairytales, "legends", "saints", and so on to accompany the story progression through the grades

Ming Dynasty Cat 15-16th C. Cast Iron. Seated cat wearing a collar with bell attached and an auspicious character on its back.

Ming Dynasty Cat C. Seated cat wearing a collar with bell attached and an auspicious character on its back. Via Sasha Lambert

Ethnic shoes / Traditional lady's Manchu shoes. China. 19th century.

Ethnic shoes / Traditional lady's Manchu shoes. China. 19th century.

Zhu Ling (Chinese, active ca. 1820–1850).  Black Cat and Narcissus. 19th century | China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1956 (56.129.3) #cats

Zhu Ling (Chinese, active ca. Black Cat and Narcissus. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Shanxi style antique Chinese lotus shoes, 19th century. LADIES' BOUND FEET SHOES.  OW, OW and OWWW

Beautiful shoes but hideous tradition of binding and deforming girls' feet. Previous pinner said: Shanxi style antique Chinese lotus shoes, century.

A FRAMED AND GLAZED PORTRAIT, OIL ON COPPER -  CHINA, QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH CENTURY

Allegorical portrait of a young man, Qing dynasty, late century

Qing Dynasty House Altar with Daoist Saint

Qing Dynasty House Altar with Daoist Saint (item detailed views)