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Children's toys in the Qing court

Updated: 2016-05-31 16:50:47

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A pair of lions plaited with copper coins, kept at the Palace Museum. [Photo/dpm.org.cn]

Copper coins plaited lions

This pair of lions is plaited with copper coins and is decorated with metallic beads. The male is wearing a red ball of fluff. These lions are skillfully constructed in a unique way. They once were exhibited at a 1924 charity exhibition held in Xi’an, making them remarkable and of special contribution among toys from the Qing court.

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