Tibet Wood Snow Lion Treasure box hand-Painted with free lock ca1950 Scarce
This is 1 antique hand-painted and colored Tibetan Snow Lion Treasure Box single compartment box from the 1950s. The box was part of my wife's personal collection of old boxes she had in our house after our many travel-hunts for treasures. The side lotus flowers and top Conch shell indicate enlightenment and authority.
ThisRARE TYPEboxis25 x 14.5 cm ( 9.75 x 5.75 in) rectangular at the top, 15 cm ( 6.0 in ) tall, 25 cm ( 14.5 in ) wide at the front face area and 1050 grams( 37 oz) as shown in the scans. There are intricate hand-painted designs on the outside of the box.This is a very Rare Type of box and beautifully made, as well as being sturdy.The Tibetan belief is that things locked in here will be guarded by the Snow Lion. Included is a free solid brass Snow-lion lock with no working parts and unpickable.
Great for a small item holder on a coffee table or office desk.
Notice the beautiful details on the box parts has never been repaired and intact.
This is an extremely fine specimen of the Tibetan fine crafts of centuries ago.