Lot 3006
  • 3006

AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARY TIBETAN GILT-INSCRIBED JADE RIVER PEBBLE 'KAPALA' BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, BESTOWED TO THE 8TH DALAI LAMA CA. 1783

Estimate
2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD
Sold
4,660,000 HKD
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Description

of irregular pebble form, skilfully worked and hollowed into a box and cover, the exterior preserving the original pebble-form and attractive russet skin with dark brown and black speckles, the interior of the box intricately inscribed in gilt with an extensive inscription in Tibetan, the interior of the cover centred with a central cartouche recording how the Qianlong Emperor bestowed an imperial 'Edict of Jade' to the eighth Dalai Lama, all framed by lingzhi scrollwork, flames and a lotus bloom, later soapstone stand
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