A fine & elegant lacquer travelling shrine, pierced metal work clasp, characters inscribed on reverse, Edo period, metal trim around the eve & around the base, a carved wooden seated Buddha holding dorji in the gilt interior, condition: minor lacqu
Tibetan Gau reliquary copper with silver repousse front panel with dragon designs and three window to the interior in which sits a figurine of a deity, the shrine encased in a brocaded material pouch. Approx. Height 24 cm
Japanese lacquer zushi (portable shrine), the two hinged doors with gilt metal fittings, opening to reveal Buddha Amithaba sitting on a tall lotus stand before a mandorla. Height 38 cm. Provenance: Pat Booth Collection
A Japanese black and gold lacquer shrine, Meiji period (1868-1911), housing a fine wooden Japanese seated Buddha, early Edo period, 17th century, holding a lotus flower and wearing an elaborate metal filigree Crown, crystal Ushnisha, the flowing robes cove
A fine silver & copper Tibetan travelling shrine 'Gau' with three shaped niche containing clay polychrome deities, the repousse silver border of dragons and auspicious symbols on the front, the copper back opens, the narrow sides set with two pairs of silv
A Chinese Qingbai-style Buddhist Guanyin shrine, modeled as a rockwork grotto centered by a figure of Guanyin seated at ease on a ledge, the opening framed by scrolling flowering branches. Height 30.5 cm
A miniature Japanese gold lacquered and silver-mounted travelling shrine, 19th century, finely carved on the interior with three deities on rockwork, a seven-character inscription and red seal to the back. 8.9 x 5.9 cm
An important mid 18th century Chinese lacquer cabinet with two doors decorated with extensive landscapes, pagodas, pavilions and temple buildings, opening to reveal a fitted interior, the interior divided and fitted with compartments, shelves and variously
A fine Tibetan portable shrine (gau), c. 19th century, the silver lid decorated with two celestial dragons opposing a flaming jewel at apex in relief and three apertures in the form of temple arches shielded with glass behind which sit three polychrome dei
Indian cast bronze shrine of Kashmiri village style, cast in three parts. Depicts a standing deity holding a fallen victim at his mercy. Set on a stepped base with torana and canopy behind. 18th century. Condition: Wear and village casting consistent with
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