This very well-made box is entirely made of wootz steel.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.