Very Large Shan Style Alabaster Buddha Head on stand. Late 18th Century. Burma
A remarkable Shan Buddha head with the traditional tranquil smile and elongated ears. The sizeable and older sculpture has remnants of black lacquer and some gold gilt.
This is truly a remarkable example from the Last Shan (Tai Yai) period, late 18th Century.
In excellent condition except for a missing piece of the tip of the left ear and a chip of the right ear. See photos.
The head is mounted on a custom wooden stand.
Acquired from a galley owner in Louisiana USA who acquired it – in 1992 – from HoneyChurch Antiques in Hong Kong. HoneyChurch was first established in 1963 in the heart of the Asian antique art area of Hong Kong. Founder and Owner Glenn Vessa – a highly respected dealer and appraiser – sold this piece. HoneyChurch now has a gallery and store in Seattle Washington, as well as Hong Kong.
Due to the weight (90 pounds) and age of the piece, it will be professionally packed and shipped by a freight service. International shipping is not available.
For the Very Serious Collector.