Seller: siamgalleryco (510) 95%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153149396041 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Antique Bronze Standing Lao Buddha, Temple Relic. Latain Art 18/19th C. Description: Lao Buddha image depicted standing in a strong frontal posture, on a small plinth, with both hands positioned in the symbolic gesture of reassurance, the Abhaya mudra, where both hands are raised to shoulder height, arms bent, and palms facing outward. XXX He is wearing a smooth clinging diaphanous garment worn in the 'Closed Mode', covering both shoulders, and includes an undergarment draped below the hem of the outter loin cloth, and the presence of a belt appears at the waistline, complimented by a plain central panel at the front. XXX His contoured face is highly detailed in a serene contemplative expression, with downcast eyes, ridged eyebrows connected above a prominent nose, smiling mouth and elongated earlobes. The head is covered by pin-size hair curls, surmounted by a domed-shaped Ushnisha, rising to a tall floral ornament finial. XXX The reverse skillfully reflects the un-interrupted flow of his monastic garment and clearly emphasizes the Laotian attribute. Extremely heavy, probably 80% solid bronze cast, with a beautiful naturally aged dark brown patina, and overlaying green malachite oxidation, slightly encrusted with embedded soil deposits, from the environment in which the piece was maintained. Cast in the lost wax method, the bronze surface has a naturally aged rich chocolate brown patina, partially covered with green malachite oxidation developing throughout. The core within the bronze consist of a tempered sandy-clay mixture, is completely in tack. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Temple District, Laos. Period:xxxxxxxx 18/19th Century. Composition:xx Bronze. Lost-wax cast, aged patina w/ gilt gold accent. Dimensions:xxx Height: 15.75 inches (40.05cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor chips, dings, & casting flaws. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: We are offering this item to our Ebay audience at a considerable lower wholesale value. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (3-4 weeks) or Sea Freight (4-5 weeks) depending on size. All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government. Shipping Calculations: Cost of shipping is determined by the weight of the packaged item, plus the cost of the packing supplies, plus the registration & export license fees (applicable on all religious artifacts). Please keep in mind that Ebay and Paypal take a combined commission fee of almost 15 percent, automatically deducted from the shipping charges, which we have offset in the shipping total. We do not profit on shipping fees and do our best to arrive at the most accurate and fair price for all parties involved. NOTE: Being a religious artifact, a permit will need to be obtained from the Archaeological Department of Fine Arts, certifying this article is allowed to leave the country of Thailand. Expect a one week delay in shipping. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 14 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifying that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART. (c) SIAMGALLERYCO - All Rights Reserved. COPYING THIS PAGE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS IS FRAUDULENT AND VIOLATES EBAY POLICY AND WILL BE REPORTED. Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: PLEASE VIEW ENLARGE PHOTO AND DETAILED ITEM DESCRIPTION BELOW.