A Spanish late 17th / early 18th century carved wood, polychrome and al estofado decorated hand reliquary. photo Bonhams

the blessing hand with a central oval recess, the interior now with scrolling wirework, raised on an octagonal stepped plinth base, 134cm high (53" high). Sold for £2,160

Bonhams. Fine Continental Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art, 7 Jul 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com