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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 237

    A Silver Gau Box

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Silver Gau Box
    Tibet, 18th Century
    The top with a big turtle on his back, his hands and feet holding the corners of a square containing nine numerical squares (sme-ba), at center, surrounded by the eight Chinese trigrams (pa-kua), encircled by the zodiac cycle, all surrounded by various ritual objects, animals, and vegetation, with a foliate design lightly incised around the sides, and two handles on the left and right sides
    3 ¾ in. (9.2 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Private West Coast collection, acquired in the 1970s


    Saleroom Notice

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Literature

    Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no.24107