A SILVER SEATED BUDDHA Thailand, Bangkok/Rattanakosin period, 19th century

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Lot 22
A SILVER SEATED BUDDHA
Thailand, Bangkok/Rattanakosin period, 19th century

Sold for HK$ 102,000 (US$ 13,154) inc. premium

Southeast Asian Art and Adornment

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3 Dec 2020 ended at 16:00 HKT

Hong Kong, Admiralty

A SILVER SEATED BUDDHA
Thailand, Bangkok/Rattanakosin period, 19th century
cast silver, traces of gold in the recessed areas
10 cm. (3 7/8 in.) high

Footnotes

  • 泰國 拉達納哥信王國/曼谷王朝 十九世紀 銀佛坐像

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, United Kingdom


    Seated in virasana upon a fully-bloomed lotus throne, the Buddha's hands form the dhyanamudra, a gesture of deep meditation. He wears a monastic robe draped over the left shoulder, beautifully echoed by the pleated cloth hanging from the feet over the lotus petals. The Buddha's hair is set in tight curls incorporating the usnisha and rising to a point topped by a lotus bud finial. The face, oval with deep-set almond eyes, high concentric brows, a long slightly curved nose and a fine thin-lipped mouth. The latter, forming a sweet smile, expresses deep mindfulness and bliss.

    The soft pliable nature of silver imparts suppleness to the Buddha's slender limbs and the flowing lines of the figure and robe. The distinguishing features of the face, as well as the gathered pleats falling over the left shoulder in parallel lines, are elements distinctive of Buddhist statuary from the Bangkok/Rattanakosin period in Thailand. A number of exquisite images made of gold and silver are in the collection of the National Museum, Bangkok.
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A SILVER SEATED BUDDHA Thailand, Bangkok/Rattanakosin period, 19th century
A SILVER SEATED BUDDHA Thailand, Bangkok/Rattanakosin period, 19th century
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