EXCEPTIONAL 17TH C. LAOTIAN BUDDHA
One of the most lovely and impressive Laotian buddhas I have seen. As I have previously mentioned, I love Laotian buddhas because they have such individuality and variety of form. This not only has beautiful form, it is very large, and the bronze has a very high silver content, so it has a real sheen and depth to the patina. Silver was only used in very special pieces, and even ones that have it usually have significantly less of the metal than this piece. Condition is excellent, although there is an old crack at the rear of the base that cannot be seen. It stand an impressive 21" in height. This buddha was vetted into the NY Tribal Antiques Show.
Price upon request