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LOT 0358

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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 940 - 1,170
USD ($) 1,040 - 1,300

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£630 (EUR 740; USD 822) (+bp*)

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Thai Gilt Sitting Buddha Touching the Earth

19th century AD

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha sitting cross-legged on a tiered base with lotus detailing; Buddha shown with right hand resting on his knee, fingertips touching the earth (Bhumisparsha mudra) the face serene with wide eyes, ushnisha surmounted by a conical flame; sanghati draped from the left shoulder. 1.6 kg, 21cm (8 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of an East Sussex gentleman; from his private collection formed between 1983 and 1990; formerly in a South East London collection formed in the 1970s.