Superb late 19thC Thai Bronze Walking Buddha. Large at 23 7/8" tall including integral base. This is almost certainly a revival piece brought about by Rama V (the King and I King) in the end of the 19th century. He loved this form and brought hundreds of large 14/15thC Sukhothai statues from the ancient capital city of Sukhothai to Bangkok, and commissioned and encouraged the making of large numbers of this type to honor the Sukhothai period and its greatest artistic achievement- this form of The Walking Buddha. This is a particularly large and fine example that was cast and finished with great care. It is finer than 99% of its type (search the web and you will see), and took great skill and significant time and care to create. This type is sometimes sold for high amounts of money (2 to 4 times what I am selling it for), and is even sometimes sold as period (14/15thC). The reality is that VERY few period pieces of this size were made, and if it were a period piece in this size and quality it could sell at a high end auction house for $30,00 or much more. This piece is less than 1/10th that price- and nearly as beautiful-and hard to distinguish across a room. From a US estate, collected by the previous owner in the 1960's. There are some small white spots on the surface-not sure what they are from or if they can be removed- they could be easily covered-I am leaving the piece as found.
Availability : For Sale
Pricing : $$$$