• 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  


    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.