6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 37,250
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A CLOISONNE ENAMELLED AND GILT BRONZE STUPA, 18TH CENTURY
the globular shrine decorated in coloured enamels with stylised scrolling lotus blossoms and leafy stems on a turquoise ground, with a gilded model of Amitayus Buddha to the interior behind an ogee formed glass panel, surmounted by eight gilded ribs or Buddha umbrellas on a tapering plinth, raised on a lotus base raised on a square support -- 15¾in. (40cm.) high.
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