17 - 18 November 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 35,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
Anonymous (Peruvian school 18th century)
Finely carved box (coquera) with silver lock and key standing on 4 feet detailed with female heads topped with feathers; the exterior is carved with scroll motifs and alternating stylized ladder pattern; the lid has woman's face with feathered headdress and wings enclosed in a carved emblem with foliage and scroll design. The lower section has putti with foliage and scroll pattern; back has center medallion flanked by foliage details; the lid opens to reveal three compartments; hinged at back.
6½ x 11¾ x 9½ in. (17 x 30 x24 cm.)
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Private collection, Buenos Aires.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.