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A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT THREE-PART PUJA SHRINE SURROUND
A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT THREE-PART PUJA SHRINE SURROUND

MARK OF STEPHEN SMITH, LONDON, 1873

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A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT THREE-PART PUJA SHRINE SURROUND
MARK OF STEPHEN SMITH, LONDON, 1873
Formed as an archway supported by two standing figures, each holding a praying figure in one hand and wearing headdresses, one with necklaces, an earring and an elaborate skirt, the other in simpler attire, the archway is chased with a conforming band of flowers and vines connecting a dragon mask and two fantastical beasts by their mouths, centring a lotus flower, above the floral band are rows of people with their hands in the 'ohm' position, the figures and archway each fitted with hooks and pegs, each figure marked near feet, the archway marked near lotus flower
the archway 25 in. (63.5 cm.) wide
79 oz. 12 dwt. (2,476 gr.) (3)

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