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Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver
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Antique Qing Dynasty Fingernail Guard - Silver

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Talons are closely connected to Chinese noble class habit of keeping long fingernails. The oldest golden talons date as far back to Han Dynasty, however the ones in our collection are from Qing Dynasty. In Chinese ancient agriculture society, women from upper-class were not encouraged to work or go outside, unlike those from working-class or peasant families, so they decided to keep long fingernails to show their noble status. Besides many domestic literatures also described and encouraged the white long fingernails.

These qing dynasty antique nail guards shown are cast in silver and are offered in a variety of shapes and sizes. The tags on the products are from export in the 1970s. Small size guards are 1-2" in length, medium size guards are 2-3" in length and the large size guards measure more than 3" in length. 

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Artifacts & Antiques since 1964

Before he started manufacturing jewelry Shashi focused predominantly on importing. He made a living by searching the world over for antiquities. Our collections include 4000 year old mummy beads (shown), tian-tsui, enamel, articulating fish and more. It's a sizable assortment of artifacts & antiques. Learn more.

Made by Hand

Every piece in our collection is an original work of art. Each antique was once handmade by a master; shaped, detailed and embellished using age-old techniques as have goldsmiths and lapidaries throughout history.

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Artifacts & Antiques since 1964

Before he started manufacturing jewelry Shashi focused predominantly on importing. He made a living by searching the world over for antiquities. Our collections include 4000 year old mummy beads (shown), tian-tsui, enamel, articulating fish and more. It's a sizable assortment of artifacts & antiques. Learn more.

Made by Hand

Every piece in our collection is an original work of art. Each antique was once handmade by a master; shaped, detailed and embellished using age-old techniques as have goldsmiths and lapidaries throughout history.

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