13 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A Lacquer Christian Shrine
Edo Period (17th century)
The rectangular box surmounted by a rounded pediment, decorated in gold hiramaki-e on a black ground with foliage, the doors opening to reveal a later European image of Saint Francis of Paola, copper gilt fittings
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