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LOT 0254

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GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,740 - 2,330
USD ($) 2,100 - 2,810

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1,350

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £1,350

Large South East Asian Gilt Buddha Statue Hand

17th-18th century AD

A larger than life-size bronze and gilt statue left hand of Buddha, with long, slender fingers held together and palm facing outwards, each finger bearing a ring with double quatrefoil form, possibly floral, bezel to the third joints; the thumb, held in line with the fingers and lacking the tip, bearing a similar ring on the second joint; hollow-formed; mounted on a custom-made dark wood display stand. 3 kg total, 36.5cm including stand (14 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a Cheshire, UK, gentleman; acquired from Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington, USA; formerly the property of the former owners' grandfather, who was a film producer in the 1920s and brought it back from Asia whilst filming on location.

Literature
Cf. Van Beek and Tettoni, The Arts of Thailand, Hong Kong, 1986, p.150, for an illustration depicting Buddha figure with similar shape to hands and long fingers.