31 March 2005
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK ESTATE
An Assortment of Jewelry and Ritual Objects**
Tibet, 19th/20th Century
Including: Gau boxes inlaid with turquoise and sections of silver filigree; the earrings nicely set with green and blue turquoise; a group of six ceremonial spoons in silver with decorative stones; a fine turquoise pendant; two strands of rare tibetan turquoise beads one complete with gau box; a bracelet strung with dzi beads, coral and turquoise; two tinder pouches; a fine mulitstrand coral neclace with five silver filigree pendants and ornate bronze vajra. (44)
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See John Clarke, Jewellery of Tibet and the Himalayas, 2004, p. 73, for a comparable example of the turquoise inlaid earrings. A similar pair of earrings sold in a three-piece group at Christie's New York, 20 September 1999, lot 107.
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