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BLACK BRONZE MEDITATING CHIENGSAEN BUDDHA. ISAAN TEMPLE RELIC. NORTH THAI 19th C

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Seller: siamgalleryco (519) 96.2%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163340496677 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title:Antique Black Bronze Meditating Chiengsaen Buddha, Isaan Style, Temple Relic. Northern Thailand 19th C. Overview:x An exquisite 19th century bronze meditating Chiengsaen Buddha, from an Isaan temple precinct in northern Thailand, beautifully rendered with Lao influence in an exalted profile, intricately carved with inlaid eyes and exacting detail. Temple blessed and consecrated, Buddha sits on a single level pedestal, measuring 8.0 inches(20.32cm) in height. Isaan Style Art with Lao Influence. Description: This particular bronze image of a meditating Buddha is referred to as ""Late Chiengsaen"" type, which received a significant amount of influence from the Lao style art, which flourished in northern Thailand along the border of Laos in the Nong Khai province, between the late 18th century and 19th century. Isaan artist blended these influences into a individualized level of artistry, creating a distinct style of Buddha sculptures. XXX The primary resemblance to Laos images is distinguished here by the inlaid eyes and the image seated in the 'Virasana' pose, one leg atop the soul of the other foot, and the gesture of subduing Mara (Maravijaya mudra) with the right hand on the right knee. Image Details: A spiritual image of Buddha seated cross-legged in Virasana posture. The body plump 'Khanon Thom' covered by a Sanghati Robe worn diagonally over the left shoulder, and is graced by a heavily-pleated flap draped to the navel, and marked with a v-shaped notch. The right shoulder is left bare. The Buddha features a oval face, with almond-shaped mother-of-pearl and glass inlaid eyes, downcast, curved eyebrows meet above a prominent nose, rounded chin, and contoured lips with an exalted expression, appears smiling. The head is covered by small rasp-like pin curls, surmounted by a hemispherical 'Ushnisha', topped by a flame ornament finial. XXX The entirety is supported by a single level pedestal without ornamentation. The bronze surface has naturally aged to a deep chocolate brown patina with traces of gilded gold on the surface. The core within the bronze is completely in tact, consisting of a tempered sandy clay. The bronze is heavy for its size, with the alloy being thick within the sculptures body. The figure remains in its original state as acquire with no condition issues. Data Observation: Heavy for its size. Excellent condition, with only minor imperfections such as casting flaws. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Nong Khai Province, Isaan People, northeastern Thailand, bordering Laos. Period:xxxxxxxx Late Chiengsaen style. Composition:xx Black Bronze. Dimensions:xxx Height: 8.0 inches (20.32cm). Observation:xxx Extremely refine, with exacting detail. Estimate Value: $1,500 - $2,500.00 (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

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