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Antique Buddha. Wood with Gilt. 18th Century. Thailand

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    This is a rare find!   Acquired from the Hunt Slonem’s collection, an American painter and sculptor. Interestingly enough, one of his most well-known quotes is: “I would say my whole life could be summed up by the word ‘exotica’”. Wonder what the rest… Continue reading

Majestic Large and Old War Elephant Sculpture. Wat Photharam Temple. Hand Carved. Teak. Thailand.

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    Located in the Rattanakosin Kingdom (the traditional center of power), Wat Photharam (currently called Wat Pho) consists of a Buddhist temple complex. The complex is associated with King Rama I, who in 1782 rebuilt and expanded on an existing temple. Today the temple complex houses… Continue reading

Old Shrine Vessel. LP Thad Alms / Offering Bowl. With lid. Ayutthaya. Thailand

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    This is an old authentic shrine alms bowl used to celebrate Luang Phor Tuad (aka LP Thaud), a legionary high priest of Buddhism. His story starts from the Kingdom of Ayutthaya period (circa 1580 A.D.) and he lived during the reign of King Maha Dhammaraja. LP… Continue reading

Old and Rare Naga Snake Mask / Statue. Lersi Hermit Monk. Sage. Clay. Ayutthaya, Thailand

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    The Lersi hermit tradition reaches back to before Buddha when holy men visited baby Buddha. They were elderly, with long hair and beards . . and wearing tiger skins. They are most often depicted carrying malas with huge beads and with walking sticks embellished with… Continue reading

Museum Quality Lord Ganesh Sawankhalok Stoneware / Pottery Statue. Porcelain. 16/17th Century. Thailand.

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The best known of all traditional Thailand ceramics are those named and from Sawankhalok. Such stoneware is decorated in a rich brown glaze and decorated with an opaque glaze. The finely crackled surface of the glaze is lightly speckled from ash residue deposits during the low temperature glazing process.… Continue reading

Old Hand Carved Reclining Buddha. Wood. Mirror Gems. Thailand.

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  Peaceful. Beautifully detailed robe and adorned with multicolored mirrors. From a collector of Thai statues in Miami Florida USA.   The reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni. It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in… Continue reading

Rare 18th Century Wooden Seated Shan Buddha. Mara Vijaya. Gold Gilt. Burma.

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    A very special and rare find! The Tai-Shan people are believed to have migrated from Yunnan China. The Shan – who call themselves Tai – form one section of the large Tai ethnic group. They span from1315 to 1948.   This particular Buddha is… Continue reading

Antique Rare Sawankhalok Pottery Elephant. Chang Thai. Si Satchanalai Kilns. Sukhothai Period. Statue. Thailand.

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    One of the most famous examples of Thai pottery are from the Sukhothai period (14-16th Centuries) from the kilns of Si Satchanalai, which is around the historic village of Sawankhalok in north-central Thailand. This period started in the 13th century CE and continued until the 16th century.… Continue reading

Dvaravati Styled Sandstone Three Faces of Buddha, Thailand

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Detail: Dvaravati refers to a period in Thailand / Siam history, a culture, group of geographical areas and – most important to me – an art style that flourished from the 7th to the 11th Century AD. This piece is hand made and styled in that art period.… Continue reading

Bronze 18th Century Shan Burmese Temple Buddha, Shan States of North Burma

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Detail: This statue is a museum quality late-18th Century Shan Buddha. The lines and features are a lot more refined compared to the 17th Century Shan Buddha that I am offering (search: 17th Century Bronze Shan Burmese). It has a gorgeous coloring and the detail is distinctive. Outstanding condition. For the Serious Collector.
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