19TH C. IRON AND GILT NEPALESE CROWN
Pow! Zap! The visual effect of this piece is simply wonderful. It crackles with energy, and I had to buy it, although Nepalese things are not generally what we handle. It stands 12 inches high; 20 inches with the stand. It clearly has the patina of age; but the condition is virtually perfect. I love it! Sotheby's is selling in it's '04 spring auction a Tibetan crown of the same style which is not nearly as nice, and the estimate is $6000 - $9000.