Global Art & Artifacts

Very Large Shan Style Alabaster Buddha Head on stand.  Late 18th Century.  Burma

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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.





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