• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    A GROUP OF TIBETAN AND CHINESE BOXES AND JEWELLERY, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF TIBETAN AND CHINESE BOXES AND JEWELLERY, 19TH CENTURY
    comprising a Tibetan ogee formed gau, with an ornately decorated and pierced cover with a depiction of Amitayus with Buddhistic precious objects; a Tibetan cylindrical silver and gilt box, the domed cover with a central sun symbol with concentric panels of lotus and scrolling foliage; a square formed Gau heavily inlaid in turquoise, coral and glass beads; a large Nepalese gilt metal pendant with the head of a central Garuda figure surrounded by inset glass and turquoise beading; a Chinese silver and silver gilt necklace, with fine raised sheet decoration of birds amongst blossoms with coral and turquoise inlay; and a Chinese gilt metal finger nail protector with inlaid semi-precious stones and vibrant kingfisher feather decoration -- the first gau, 7 3/8in. (18.8cm.) high. (6)


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection; acquired from Galerie Slim Bouchoucha, Louvre des Antiquaires, Paris, May 1993 (Bh 19lB); from Cavendish Antiques, 1962 (Bh 7l); from Sothebys, London, 22nd December 1965 (Bh 19lA); from Mrs Lindstrom, Riddargatan, Stockholm, July 1972 (Bm 15); from Nuri Farhadi, New York, August, 1976 (Bm 18A); from Issigeac, September 1999 (Bm 9B).