An seated Buddha in vajrasana attitude and bhumisparsa mudra, clad in monastic robe with overlapping sanghati; 16th century; Ayuthia period; 4.75 inches (12.1 cm) high.
A rare figure of an infant boy (probably 'Kuman Thong' or Golden Boy,an animistic child spirit); superb rendition to facial, body, hand, feet and genitals; losses to four toes on right foot and one on left; age cracks with good patina; 18th century, Bangkok period; Siam. 8 inches (20.3 cm) high.
An extremely rare and fine walking Buddha with left hand in abhaya mudra
(to dispel fear) and right arm pendant alongside the body; clad in a tightly-fitted
antaravaska with fluttery uttarasanga(monastic robe); delicately-cast with
crisp features and details ; traces of lacquer and gilding with attractive
patination; inlaid eyes in mother-of -pearl and stone; mounted on teak base;
bronze; 15th century, Sukothai period. 7.5 inches (19.1 cm) high.
A sculpture of the Lord Buddha standing on a waisted square pedestal with both hands in abhaya mudra (to restrain the waters); traces of red, black lacquer with gilded floral-motifs; inlaid mother-of- pearl and stone eyes; 16th century, Ayuthia period; wood sculptures from this period are extremely rare, especially of this size and condition; the usnisa is, however, an earlier replacement of the original. 76.5 inches (194.3 cm) high.
Fertility spirit of a young boy in fetal position known as ‘kuman thong’;
wood with traces of lacquer and gilding; 17th century, Ayuthia period. 18
inches (45.7 cm) high.
A rare and fine limestone Mon Buddha, standing with gesture of vitarka
mudra (discussion); clad in a thin long uttarasanga(monastic robe)
and antaravasaka (trunk wrap or undergarment) with fine detailed pleats and
folds; a full round face with serene facial expression with youthful princely
body; losses to both feet and extremeties; limestone; 7th/8th
century; Dvaravati School. 20 inches (50.8 cm) high.
Provenance: estate of Karl Springer (1929-1992).
A rare and fine sandstone Buddha head, wearing 'krabang na' headdress above his forehead with dense hair curls and elongated ears, all framing the benign facial expression with a spiritual smile; sandstone with traces of lacquer and gilding; 12th century, Lopburi school. 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) high.
Provenance: property from a European estate. 11.5 inches (29.2 cm) high.
A rare Buddha head with fine facial expression, mother-of-pearl
and stone eyes under a sweeping arch-shaped eyebrows, chiseled nose and delicate
lips with elegant,elongated ears and dense haircurls; bronze; 15th/16th
century,Chiang Saen school, Northern Siam. 15 inches (38.1 cm) high.
A rare and fine bronze head of the Buddha; in a typical
U-thong B style with square face with a slight hint of smile, enhanced by
outlined lips and a full chin; downcast meditative eyes under arched
eyebrows in relief; neatly-arranged rows of haircurls surmounted by
domed usnisa ornamented with flaming jewel; elegant, curled ears and
aquiline nose convey the royal elegance to the sculpture; U-thong
style;14th century, Ayuthia period; bronze with traces of lacquer and gilding.
18.5 inches (47 cm) high.
A rare bronze Buddha in 'Prang Saaiyaat' (reclining attitude), resting on a rectangular throne with edges decorated with lotus petals above cutout floral and foliate motifs; excellent casting details to face and manastic robe with traces of lacquer and orginal gilding under later gilding; U-thong school; 16th/17th century, Ayuthia period. 25.5 inches (64.8 cm) long.
A gilt black lacquered wood manuscript chest with scene from the Ramakien(Ramayana) Epic, Vishnu on Garuda, Thepanom, khanok flame, floral and foliate motifs; 18th century, early Bangkok period; Siam. 53.63 inches (136.2 cm) high; 34.5 inches (87.6 cm) wide; 30 inches (11.8 cm) deep.
Last updated 06/25/2003 Zhou Yi