19TH C. BURMESE BRONZE SHAN BUDDHA
This piece is on consignment from a long time customer. The picture was taken at his house, and is therefore less good than I would ideally like. The piece looks better. A classic Shan form and base, but with an interesting feature; the face is far more Indian appearing than the usual Burmese buddha. This is probably reflective of the migration of Indians into Burma for work after it became a British colony in 1886. It stands 8 1/2 inches tall, and the patina is darker and nicer than the picture, especially on the face. A very pleasing small buddha with legitimate age.