This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
Such work was made in the Royal workshops of Lhasa.