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Religious Conch Shell Shankha

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
34
Sold for:
$308$250

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Religious Conch Shell Shankha, Tibetan China, 19th/20th century, clad in silverwork decorated with foliate scrolls and animals, done in shallow repousse with chased and punched details, the conch incised with the "Eight Buddhist Treasures" in roundels, six beads of coral, turquoise, and glass along one side, two loopholes with rings on bottom and shoulder, ht. 8 in.
Estimate $500-700

tarnishing to silver, heavy surface dirt to some areas, natural cracks and minor surface scratches to conch.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Buddhist symbols, Conch, Crystallography, Hindu mythology, Mineralogy, Mollusc shells, Religion, Shankha, Symbols, Turquoise

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