19TH C. ALABASTER BURMESE  BUDDHA

 

I just was informed by a colleague in Thailand that this buddha is a Konebaung style buddha, with the elaborate dress, small waist, and pixie-like features. The Konebaung period began in 1752, and lasted until the British wars that ultimately made Burma a British colony.   I think this dating is reasonable, since it is impossible to date a marble piece exactly.   15 inches tall, with a mellowed patina with gilt.  Condition is excellent, only a few scratches on the finial. 

 

 

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