PAIR OR SERIES OF TWO (2) TEMPLE ENTRANCE PANELS
South China or Vietnam, 20th century
Carved, lacquered and gilded wood. Two vertical panels identical in shape with an eventful frontispiece. Thick gold lacquer engraved with Greek and calligraphy, probable auspicious formulas. The said calligraphies also mention apocryphal dates including "一干九百二十年二月" and are blackened, thus creating a colorful contrast with the background (some jumps and scratches).
Dimensions (each): H: 206 cm - W: 30 cm
Origin: By descent, Antoine Viallet, Secretary of the Director General of the Posts in Saigon.
A PAIR OR SUITE OF TWO (2) GILT LACQUERED WOODEN TEMPLE PANELS INSCRIBED WITH CALIGRAPHIES
Southern China or Vietnam, 20th century