Shagreen Lacquered Wood Saddle. Of typical shape, the core wooden structure lacquered in red on the base and lined with white shagreen leather on the front and back, the profiles enhanced by steel borders, each inlaid with bats and Chinese-inspired knotted roundels, the seat padded with a woollen cushion and decorated with colourful coarse wool fabric with red and black crosses, the belt decorated with silver-thread embroidered floral motifs and white metal drop-shaped plaques with filigree work and a kirtimukkha at the bottom, the centre of the plaques occupied by a once-encrusted gilt drop-shaped applique embellished with two dragons running after each other, the plain steel stirrups secured to the saddle with leather strings,
Sino-Tibetan, 19th century.
approx. 38.5cm x 36cm.
With massive iron stand painted in black.
Auction result comparison: For a closely related Saddle from Tibet, sharing the near identical detail features see, Auction in Paris, Asian Art 2nd June, , lot numbers 158 and 157. Lot 158 sold for €15 000, Lot 157 sold for €11 500, – Please see picture # 16 and 17.
Condition: Wear, Sign of use, small part of the saddle cushion embroidered around 1,5 cm can be repaired (stitched up) without any professional help. One of the Kirtimukkha mask has been cleaned with cleaning detergent for silver, can be wash very easily. Furthermore with all original elements which makes the saddle very exceptional and high quality. For its age very good condition.
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Provenance: from a UK private collection, purchased in an antique shop in Kings Road, London, 15 years ago (early 2000s).
- Esculpido, Incrustado
- Madeira, Ouro, Pele, Prata
- século XIX
- Região/País de origem
- Muito bom estado, veja descrição
- 38.5×36×0 cm