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Antique Sino-Tibetan Cloisonne Kapala Skull Cup

Antique Sino-Tibetan Cloisonne Kapala Skull Cup

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1900: Item # 1402674
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Antique Sino-Tibetan cloisonne enamel bronze container in the form of a kapala or skull cup. The lid has a four prong vajra finial, and is decorated with intricate enamel design of floral scrolls, lotuses, waves, and four points around the vajra finial. The container's interior is done in red enamel, and the base is done in white enamel with a red cranial fissure line to emulate a skull. With carved wooden base.

19th Century

Provenance: From the Ashby Collection

Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 4 x 4 1/2"