16 September 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 35,000
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
A gilt bronze head of Buddha
Thailand, Ayutthaya Period, 15th century
Well-cast with a serene expression, sensitively delineated lips and straight nose, the heavy-lidded eyes with remains of glass paste and framed by arched eyebrows, flanked by elongated earlobes, with lacquer gilding overall
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
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Decorative Accessories Company, Florida, acquired on 27 November, 1960
This property comes from a private New York estate and was passed by descent to the present owner.
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