A Silver Gau Box
Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.
A Silver Gau Box

TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

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A Silver Gau Box
Tibet, 18th Century
The top with a big turtle on his back, his hands and feet holding the corners of a square containing nine numerical squares (sme-ba), at center, surrounded by the eight Chinese trigrams (pa-kua), encircled by the zodiac cycle, all surrounded by various ritual objects, animals, and vegetation, with a foliate design lightly incised around the sides, and two handles on the left and right sides
3 ¾ in. (9.2 cm.) wide
Provenance
Private West Coast collection, acquired in the 1970s
Literature
Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no.24107
Sale room notice
Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.

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