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Buddha, Tai Yai, Shan, Burma
BR20-8

BR20-8
Seated crowned Buddha Jambupati, lacquered, gilded
probably Shan (Burma), 1885 AD (dated 1247 ME)


This hollow dry-lacquere sculpture of a crowned, bejeweled Buddha in royal attire (Buddha Jambupati) is gilded and richly decorated with coloured glass spangles.
Very tall and elegant, the Buddha is shown as a king, wearing the royal costums with the winged elements as well as the crossing bands over the chest (salwe) as royal insignia.
The Buddha is seated with the right hand in bumisparsa mudra, holding a decorated prop between thumb and fingers in the left hand.
The Burmese inscription on the base can be translated as: 12th waning day of Thadingyut in 1247, the doner family of U Kaung and Ma Mae Ku with the wishes to enter Nivarna.
This statue of the Buddha was donated during the last days of the Konbaung Dynasty in November 1885.

condition: Excellent!
weight: 1,9 kg
dimension: 77 x 39 x 30 cm / 30.3 x 15.35 x 11.8 in

reference: EMERALD CITIES ARTS OF SIAM AND BURMA, 1775-1950, Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum San Francisco 2009, p. 106
Vision from the Golden Land, Burma and the art of lacquer, Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, The Trustees of the British Museum 2000, p. 126, 127 and 132
provenance: European art market

price: Euro 2.650 (margin scheme, incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)


Mandalay Buddha, Burma
BR20-1

BR20-1
Seated Buddha, gilded bronze, Mandalay era
ca. 1860 - 1900, Burma (Myanmar)


This impressive Buddha image, cast in bronze / copper alloy, is seated in padmasana on a plain throne.
The right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, does not touch the ground, what is typical for Mandalay style as well as the slightly smiling mouth.
Interestingly the inlayed eyes look directly to the viewer.
The face has been embellished with an inlaid mirror and red glass band at the hair line.

condition: old wear with losses of gilding, small dent on the tip of the nose
weight: 10,9 kg
dimensions: 440 x 320 x 220 mm / 17.3 x 12.6 x 8.7 in
reference: Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P 121 ff.
provenance: German art market

price: Euro 1.650 (margin scheme, incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)


Buddha Shan, Amarapura period, Burma
BR20-2

BR20-2
Seated Buddha, wood, Shan, Burma (Myanmar)
Amarapura period, 18th / mid-19th century


The Buddha is seated on a multi-tiered throne in padmasana, depicting the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsa mudra).
His face with serene expression, downcast eyes and a beautiful smile.
Sacred material have been placed in a cavity hollowed out at the back of the throne.
The wooden statue is covered with black lacquer and 24 ct. gilded.
The Donator's inscription in the reserve in front of the base (please see photo) can be read as follows: Donator (Good deed "kgmu" of) Ma Mi Nge.

condition: age-related cracks to the wood, some rubbing, flame on the top of the ushnisha is missing, good overall condition
weight: 3 kg
dimensions: 445 x 240 x 150 mm / 17.5 x 9.4 x 5.9 in
reference: Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997
provenance: European art market

price: Euro 1.650 (margin scheme, incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)


Buddha Ava period, Burma
BR20-5

BR20-5
A large Buddha, lacquered wood, remnants of gilding
Ava period (Burma), 17th - 18th century


The Buddha is seated on a high, multi-tiered throne in padmasana, depicting the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsa mudra).
The face with heavy-lidded downcast eyes and the smile, which can be seen quite often with Buddha statues, is typical for Buddha images of the 2nd and 3rd Ava period.
It seems that the statue has been covered later a second time with brown lacquer. The original decoration is shining through at the front of the base. Some parts with remnants of gilding.
Old repairs, several age cracks and some losses.
Sacred material have been placed in a cavity hollowed out at the back of the throne.
As a rarity here we find a carved wooden vessel (damaged)inside the hollow compartment. Lid missing.

weight: 6,7 kg
dimensions: 640 x 310 x 200 mm / 25.2 x 12.2 x 7.9 in
provenance: European art market

price: Euro 1.450 (margin scheme, incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)


Reclining Buddha, Ayutthaya
BR20-6

BR20-6
A bronze figure of a reclining Buddha in Parinirvana, probably Ayutthaya kingdom (Thailand), around 1700


The Buddha Shakyamuni rests on a rectangular high, discreet decorated base, with the head propped up on a triple, the feet on a double cushion.
His right hand is placed under his head, a more rare position (usually the right arm supports the head), while the left arm rests on his side with an elegantly long curved hand.
With closed eyes, the Buddha entered already Nirvana. The head with small curls surmounted by a flaming ushnisha. The tip of the flame is chipped.

With an old collection label ("20") under the base.

dimensions incl. base:
L 15,5 x W 7 x H 8 cm
L 6.1 x 2.76 x 3.15 inch

provenance: European art market

price: Euro 860 (margin scheme, incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)


Jambupati Buddha, Burma
BR17-1
BR17-1
Crowned seated Buddha (Jambupati)
2nd to 3rd Ava (In-Wa) period, 17th - 18th century, Burma (Myanmar)


The Buddha is seated in padmasana with the right hand in bhumisparsa mudra. The left hand showing the presence of a monk's robe, while the right hand, with fingers of equal length, touch the "earth". The two lateral loops installed left and right on the base were applied for the placement of a pair of devotees (lost). This Buddha statue is presented in rare, almost perfect museum quality with rich brown-greenish patina. Only the nose has a tiny chip (left).

height: 376 mm / 14.8 in
width: 176 mm / 6.93 in

- sold -


Buddha, wood, Laos
BR20-4

BR20-4
Seated Buddha, teak wood, Laos
19th century


An impressive example of folk art Buddha images from Laos, carved from a single piece of Teak wood.
Smooth surface with beautiful old patina.
Good condition with small age-related cracks, soiled with some encrustations on the left side of the body, probably from dripping water in a cave.
dimensions: 275 x 65 x 50 mm / 10.8 x 2.6 x 2.0 in

reference:
Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p. 260 ff.
Christmas Special 2019, Galerie Michael Herrfurth

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Buddha, wood, Laos
BR20-7

BR20-7
Seated Buddha, teak wood, Laos
19th century


Typical folk art Buddha image from Laos, carved from a single piece of Teak wood.
The base is carved in resemblance to a lotus throne.
Extensive weathering to the lower part, especially to the base. Apart from that the Buddha image is in good condition.

dimensions: 255 x 60 x 40 mm / 10.0 x 2.4 x 1.6 in

reference:
Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p. 260 ff.
Christmas Special 2019, Galerie Michael Herrfurth

price: Euro 154,70 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 130 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


Buddha, wood, Laos
BR20-3
BR20-3
Seated Buddha, teak wood, Laos
19th century


Typical folk art Buddha image from Laos, carved from a single piece of Teak wood.
Since these images were placed in caves or outside under a sacred tree (Bo), they show extensive wear, giving them a special charm.
Despite of some age-related cracks to the wood and a few losses, this tall, slender Buddha image is in good condition.

dimensions:
260 x 50 x 50 mm / 10.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 in

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Buddha, wood, Laos
BR20-9

BR20-9
A miniature figure of a seated Buddha Shakyamuni, Laos, 19th century


Teakwood, wood carving.
This small wooden Buddha image shows extensive weathering, giving a special charm.
Obviously the statue has been placed somewhere outside, exposed to the elements for many decades.

dimensions: 85 x 50 x 15 mm / 3.3 x 2.0 x 0.6 in

inclusive a custom-made stand with some wear

price: Euro 95,20 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 80 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


Shan-Buddha, Ava (Burma)
BR18-3

BR18-3
Shan Buddha, 2nd to 3rd Ava (In-Wa) period
Age: 17th - 18th century, Burma (Myanmar)


Bronze, completely covered with a shining thick black lacquer, richly gilded with the typical warm colours of Burmese gold, traces of red lacquer on the rim of the base. The two lateral loops installed left and right on the base were applied for the placement of a pair of devotees, which are lost, unfortunately.

height: 173 mm / 6.81 in
width: 86 mm / 3.39 in

price: Euro 1.309,00 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 1.100 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


Buddha Laos
BR08-01

BR08-01
Buddha, Thailand / Laos, wood


Standing Buddha, right hand in Abhaya mudra

height without base: 20 cm / 7.87 ins
height with base: 30 cm / 11.81 in

Two separate parts (figure and base), wood with gold pigment

price: Euro 571,20 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 480 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


Buddha Rattanakosin
BR10-1
BR10-1
Buddha Shakyamuni, lacquer gilded bronze
Thailand, Rattanakosin, 19th century


seated in meditation with right hand in bhumisparsha mudra.

height: 14 cm / 5.5 in

some loss of lacquer coating to the center of the face

price: Euro 398,65 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 335 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


R07-01
R07-01

R07-01
Prince Rama (Yama) from Burmese Ramayana Dance, Burma (Myanmar)
late 19th / early 20th century


Bronze, probably original with bow and arrow (lost)

height without base: 14,5 cm / 5.71 in

price: Euro 267,75 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 225 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Lit-05
Lit-05


Lit-05
Arts of Asia, Volume 11, Number 1


Original issue January-February 1981

Publisher and Editor: Tuyet Nguyet

Content among others:
Sylvia Fraser-Lu
"BUDDHA IMAGES FROM BURMA
PART 1: SCULPTURED IN STONE"


Book condition:
Very good

price: Euro 43 (incl. 7 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



Lit-06
Lit-06



Lit-06
Arts of Asia, Volume 11, Number 2


Original issue March-April 1981

Publisher and Editor: Tuyet Nguyet

Content among others:
Sylvia Fraser-Lu
"BUDDHA IMAGES FROM BURMA
PART 2: BRONZE AND RELATED METALS"


Book condition:
Very good,

price: Euro 43 (incl. 7 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



Lit-07
Lit-07


Lit-07
Arts of Asia, Volume 11, Number 3


Original issue May-June 1981

Publisher and Editor: Tuyet Nguyet

Content among others:
Sylvia Fraser-Lu
"BUDDHA IMAGES FROM BURMA
PART 3: WOOD AND LACQUER"


Book condition:
Very good

price: Euro 43 (incl. 7 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)

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