SUPERB 17TH C. LAOTIAN BRONZE BUDDHA
The story of this piece is similar to that of the Buddha footprint. I saw it and thought it was fantastic, but the price was too high. I left Thailand but continued to think about it, and regretted not buying it. So a while later I called there and was able to negotiate a lower price, thanks to the SARS scare. Thailandís tourist industry was severely and unfairly devastated by SARS, even though they had virtually no cases. So visit there; itís a wonderful country. Anyway, this Buddha is 17 Ĺ Ē tall, with a gorgeous green patina, and is in pristine condition. About the best Lao Buddha outside of a museum we have seen in our travels.