15TH - 16TH C. BRONZE CHIANGSAEN BUDDHA
This buddha is the best one I have come across in a while. It has not only great dignity, but great age, with a deep brown patination with rich cuprite deposits in the metal (the red in the cheeks and torso). It has some age related erosion in the lower portion, but no significant damage, and the patina on the buddha itself is gorgeous. I don't really come across buddhas of this quality any more; they are all in collections. I was lucky to come upon it. It stands 18 1/2 inches tall, a very substantial size. A very high grade piece. $3800.