STANDING LAO BUDDHA IN BRONZE, NONG KHAI PROVINCE. KHMER MON INFLUENCE 17/18th C

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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163649434945 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. INVENTORY SALE - PRICE REDUCED FROM $1,899.00 - GREAT VALUE Title: Antique Standing Buddha in Bronze, Laotian Art. Khmer, Mon Influence. 17th/18th C. Laos Temple Figure. Nong Khai Province. Museum Quality! Overview: An inspiring 17th to 18th century Lao Buddhist sculpture of Bronze-Tin composition, recovered from a temple precinct in the Nong Khai province of northeastern Thailand. A territory primarily occupied by descendants of Laotian origin, who migrated from the Mekong region into northeastern Thailand beginning in about the 15th century. The earliest indigenous Buddha images dating from 1353-1500's show strong Khmer and Mon Dvaravati influence, after which a distinctive Lao style had begun to develop and statues displayed a more individualized characteristic, such as beak-like noses, extended earlobes, as well as standing images modeled with stiffly positioned arms extended to both sides of the Buddha's body with long hands and fingers. All of which are strickly Lao treatments as displayed here - in this example. Note: In Laos, the bronze, which is called 'Samrit' includes precious metals and often has a relatively high percentage of 'Tin', which gives the casted image a lustrous dark gray color, and over time the patina process blackens. Description: A spiritual image of Buddha portrayed in an exalted profile, dressed in royal attire, standing in a strong frontal pose of samabhanga, with feet firmly planted on a small plinth. Buddha stands with both hands held stiffly in the Vitarka mudra, the gesture of intellectual argument or discussion, with fingers joined to form a circle. XXX Buddha wears a long monastic robe shown with a rolled hem at the bottom of the garment, secured at the waist and is draped by a central panel, finely incised, and extending down to the bottom hem. XXX The face is serene with downcast expression, slanted eyes, high ridged eyebrows, aquiline beak-like nose, wide mouth, and elongated earlobes. The head is cover by large hair curls, indicated by cross-hatch incisions, surmounted by a tall 'Ushnisha', decorated with sacred life florals and topped by a bulbous ornament finial. XXX Solid cast in the lost wax method, the bronze alloy of this type - generally consisted of 85% copper, 10-15% tin composition, giving the surface a lustrous dark gray hue. Other metals such as maganese, nickel, or zinc, and sometimes non metals such as arsenic and phosphorus are generally included on temple statuary of this type. The surface shows some areas of green malachite developing, and some exposed areas of copper highlights from being rubbed. A teakwood pedestal was later added, with modification to adapt with the sculpture. Data Observation: Extremely Rare. Extremely Heavy. Excellent condition, beautifully displayed, with later style modified muti-colored teakwood base. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Temple District, Nong Khai Province, Thailand/Lao Border. Period:xxxxxxxx late 17th to early 18th century. Composition:xx Bronze, aged patina w/ malachite oxidation . Dimensions:xxx Height: 9.0 inches (22.86cm) with stand. Image without stand 7.25 inches (18.42cm). Presented on an old teak wood pedestal. Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor dent to the base, probable solid pour and very minor casting flaws. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: $2,500 - $3,000 (USD). 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. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Extremely Rare Perfection., Type: Statue; Lao Buddha, Nong Khai Province, Region of Origin: Southeast Asia, Age: 17th/18th C., Primary Material: Bronze - Tin. Solid Cast, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Bronze

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