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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 274

    EIGHT TIBETAN OR MONGOLIAN GILT COPPER AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    EIGHT TIBETAN OR MONGOLIAN GILT COPPER AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    a complete set of altar offerings depicting the Astamangala, the auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism, each formed from cast and repousse gilt copper, with a rounded lotus base and supporting teardrop formed scrolling foliate mandarlas, the various attributes to a central circular roundel, depicting a wheel of law, royal parasol, twin fish, vase, lotus, conch shell, an eternal knot and a banner of victory -- 5 1/8in. (13cm.) high. (8)


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