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Lot 85: Pasto varnish wooden box. Colombia. 17th century. The box has its ori
27 October 2016
Barcelona, SpainLive Auction
Pasto varnish wooden box. Colombia. 17th century.
The box has its original ironwork. Profusely decorated on all sides and on the lid, both inside and out. The external decoration of the lid and the front has leaf and flower motifs on which are figures of nuns with guitars. All of this is bordered with a dark lacquer frieze with vegetation motifs. The inside of the lid is decorated with exotic birds, lions and other animals, and groups of flowers. Flaws in the varnish in the bottom part. 12,5 x 28,5 x 15 cm.