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Lot 694: A JAPANESE IVORY AND BONE TRAVELLING SHRINE, LATE
October 19, 2016
Alphen Drive, Constantia, South AfricaLive Auction
A JAPANESE IVORY AND BONE TRAVELLING SHRINE, LATE 19TH CENTURY NOT SUITABLE FOR EXPORT
of pagoda form, the central section set with a pair of carved hinged doors opening to reveal a seated deity, the reverse with a dragon amongst clouds, raised on a balustraded stepped pedestal carved with dragons, bats, fruit and lotus blossoms, the outswept roof with a mythical bird amongst clouds and lotus blossoms, finial lacking 31cm high