Three Arabic inscribed bronze covered boxes, Ming dynasty. Sold for US$ 112,500 (€100,410). Photo: Bonhams.
Two of cylindrical shape, one raised on three short feet and with plain sides, the other banded at the foot, rim and top, both with recessed circular panels cast in high relief in Arabic with the words al-hamdu li-'llah (Praise be to God); the third of six-sided foliate form, the top cast in relief in Arabic script with the Farsi inscription barakat gereft (blessings obtained). 2 7/8, 2 1/4 and 2 1/8in (7.3, 5.7 and 5.3cm) high
Property from the Estate of Ms. Naomi Lindstrom, San Francisco, California
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO