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Two pieces of Aloeswood, housed in a lacquer box

Estimate: US$100 - US$150
Price realised:  US$1,020
Lot number 247, Views: 3

Title: Two pieces of Aloeswood, housed in a lacquer box Author: Place: Publisher: Date: No date Description: 2 pieces of Aloeswood, housed in a black two part lacquer box with mother of pearl decorative flowers on box lid. The two pieces together weight 50 grams. Aloeswood is a resinous heartwood found in South East Asia. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine from rubs to teas. It is also used in Buddhist rituals. Provenance: Collection of the Late Doyce Nunis, Jr. Lot Amendments Condition: Some burning to 1 end of one piece (to determine if authentic - which it is); near fine. Item number: 249515

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Fine & Rare Books with Asian & Graphic Art - Japanese Maps
Date of the auction: 5 Jun 2014
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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