Lot 5: Antique 19th Century Nepalese Jeweled Gilt Bronze 34.5" Shrine Museum Quality
November 30, 2016
Sunrise, FL, USALive Auction
Description: Stunning antique 18th to 19th century Nepalese shrine. Crafted of repousse bronze with gilt finish. Features a three story structure with well detailed deities and seated Buddha figures with jewel encrusted areas. Gems include turquoise, coral, rubies, sapphires and pearls among others. Copper clad base and back. Fabulous piece which rarely appears on the open market. Gift from John Bass to the Bass Museum of Art collection. Measures 34 1/2" x 26 1/2" x 13 1/2". Fair antique condition with losses and dents to surface. Missing some jewels and eave fringe. Will not ship due to size. Will refer a local shipper.