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A Silver-Gilt Lama’s Hat or Dress Ornament - Sino-Tibetan - 19th Century

Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament

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Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament
Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament

Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament
Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament

Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament

Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament

Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament

Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament
Silver-Gilt Lama Dress Ornament

Superbly hammered and chiselled silver-gilt dress ornament.

Finished with a design of a heavily ribboned treasure vase (one of the Buddhist eight auspicious symbols) supporting a jewel heap.

A makara head to the top and outward facing dragons to the sides complete the assemblage.

Two-character mark to the reverse alludes to 'precious benevolence'.

A rare, beautiful and highly finished, well made object. Finely detailed with precision cutting and chasing defines this as a piece destined for an upper-ranked Lama and would probably have once been part of a set.

Highly collectable.

Small areas of wear to gilt
(mostly to three of the heaped jewels)


Measures:
3 1/8" ( 8.0 cm )
X
2 1/4" ( 5.7 cm )



Item no; TN01-199
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