An exceptionally fine piece, lot number 5261 is sure to fire bidders' enthusiasm. Dating from the 18th or 19th century, the unparalleled bronze-mounted box in rock crystal was made in Tibet or Nepal. The sumptuous embellishment of the rounded container, studded with turquoises, corals and polished gemstones, is reflected in its reserve of 2,000 euros.
Moreover, an elaborate 16th century sculpture is sorrowful and breathtaking at the same time. Either from Spain or southern Italy, lot number 5322 interprets the Lamentation of Christ. Cradling his body on her lap, the Virgin Mary mourns her son. The artwork is expected to fetch 2,100 euros.