A hardwood and gilt copper alloy shrine       Qing dynasty

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Lot 578Y
A hardwood and gilt copper alloy shrine
Qing dynasty

Sold for US$ 3,187 inc. premium

Asian Decorative Art

18 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A hardwood and gilt copper alloy shrine
Qing dynasty
The repoussé metal roof with a finely wrought ridge terminating in dragon heads, the bodies of the dragons forming the relief decoration on the roof ridge, surmounted by a multi-level stupa finial on a square base, the sloping tiles finely detailed and raised on hardwood panels enclosing a repousse panel on the back wall centered by a flaming jewel painted to simulate turquoise and flanked by flaming pearls amid clouds above the terrestrial diagram rising from churning waves, all supported on a stepped rectangular base.
26in (66cm) high
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