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Far Eastern Gold and Crystal Buddhist Stupa Model

Lot 1369 View Catalog

Description

Circa 12th century AD or later A model of a Buddhist stupa formed in gold sheet; the base a hollow tube with ribbed detail to the exterior; the basal flange with radiating leaf-shaped repoussé detailing; the upper face with similar repoussé; the dome a carved crystal with beaded filigree collar and similar tripartite lozenge motif to the exterior; the spire a hollow column with three discoidal and one square transverse plates, each with filigree and beaded wire detailing. Silver-gilt and crystal, 70 grams, 86 mm (3 1/4") Acquired on the London art market in the 1960's.

Condition

Very fine condition.
Buyer's Premium

20%

Estimate £300 – £500
Starting Bid £300
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4:00 AM - Mar 16, 2012
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Auctioneer
TimeLine Auctions Ltd.

Contact

TimeLine House
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East Horndon, Brentwood, CM13 3LJ
United Kingdom


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