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Three Chinese finger nail protectors with decorative repousee work

CONDITION: good vintage condition with accepted wear

SIZE: approx 2¼ x 1 ins (5.5 x 2.5 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1900s – 1920s

MATERIALS: silver tone metal, faux coral

DESCRIPTION:

Here are three Chinese nail protectors in silver tone metal repousee designs set with a faux coral cabochon.

These nail protectors are related to the habit of noble Chinese and Manchu ladies of growing one of more finger nails very long to display the fact that they did no manual work. The long carefully trimmed nails were a sign of rank and status. In order to protect them thin metal covers studded with jewels or similarly protected were worn. These examples probably date from the early 20th century.


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ITEM ID
DUP19-10-92
AGE
1900's
COLOR
Silver
FASHION ERA
1900's
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
ITEM SIZE
3 x 1 ins

Chinese finger nail covers or protectors silver tone metal coral

$120

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