• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2222

    Latin American Sale

    17 - 18 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 175

    Anonymous (Peruvian school 18th century)

    Anonymous (Peruvian school 18th century)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.
    wood
    6½ x 11¾ x 9½ in. (17 x 30 x24 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Private collection, Buenos Aires.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.