A FINE GILT-IRON, SILVER AND WOOD SADDLE
3.000 € - 6.000 €
Description:Tibet, ca. 18th ct.
L. 55 cm
The saddle consisting of various wood sections kept together with threads, the pommel and backside decorated with each two shaped iron bands wrought with various designs including a ratna, horned lion-mask with its beak issuing scrolling tendrils encompassing dragons chasing a flaming pearl, flanking a broader central metal panel incised with a kirttimukha, pair of hands and placed amongst scrolling volutes.
South German collection of Chinese art mainly assembled since the 1980's - Traces of age, wear