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Thai bronze torso of Buddha 1335 to 1550
Item# 10118    $1100
Thai bronze torso of Buddha 1335 to 1550

Bronze torso of Buddha, Thailand circa 1335 to 1550, Ayudthya period. measures 3.75 " high, 5 inches with wood base. Purchased in 1962 for $25 from Edgar Mayhew. Appraised in 1992 buy Harmer Rooke NY for $200-400. The Ayutthaya Kingdom Thai pronunciation: [ʔajúttʰajaː]; also spelled Ayudhya or Ayodhaya) was a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767. Ayutthaya was friendly towards foreign traders, including the Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Indians, Japanese, Koreans, Persians, and later the Spaniards, Dutch, English, and French, permitting them to set up villages outside the walls of the capital, also called Ayutthaya. In the 16th century, it was described by foreign traders as one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the East. The court of King Narai (1656–1688) had strong links with that of King Louis XIV of France, whose ambassadors compared the city in size and wealth to Paris. By 1550, the kingdom's vassals included some city-states in the Malay Peninsula, Sukhothai, Lan Na and parts of Burma and Cambodia. This part of the kingdom's history is sometimes referred to as "The Ayutthayan Empire".

 
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14th c Thai bronze hand of Buddha
Item# 10115    $900
14th c Thai bronze hand of Buddha

14thc bronze hand of Buddha in mudra or "fear not" pose. Thailand, Ayudthya period. Measures 8 inches high by 4 inches deep and 2.25 inches wide including the stand. Excellent patina. Purchased for $25 from Edgar Mayhew in 1964 in Isam, north of Bangkok (now in ruins). Appraised in 1992 by Harmer Rooke NY for $150-350. Artist Georgia O'Keeffe had a similar one in her Santa Fe living room by the fireplace. The Ayutthaya Kingdom Thai pronunciation: [ʔajúttʰajaː]; also spelled Ayudhya or Ayodhaya) was a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767. Ayutthaya was friendly towards foreign traders, including the Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Indians, Japanese, Koreans, Persians, and later the Spaniards, Dutch, English, and French, permitting them to set up villages outside the walls of the capital, also called Ayutthaya. In the 16th century, it was described by foreign traders as one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the East. The court of King Narai (1656–1688) had strong links with that of King Louis XIV of France, whose ambassadors compared the city in size and wealth to Paris. By 1550, the kingdom's vassals included some city-states in the Malay Peninsula, Sukhothai, Lan Na and parts of Burma and Cambodia. This part of the kingdom's history is sometimes referred to as "The Ayutthayan Empire".

 
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Early Chinese wooden well pulley
Item# 10080    $900
Early Chinese wooden well pulley

Early Chinese wooden well pulley, 17th to 18th century. Carved from a single block of wood. It weighs 43 pounds and measures 17 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 19.5 inches tall mounted on its stand. The wood is so dense and heavy it is nearly petrified. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com

 
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15th Century French Medieval Period Book of the Hours on velum
Item# 8462    $1985
15th Century French Medieval Period Book of the Hours on velum

A 15th Century French Medieval Period "Book of the Hours" illuminated folio or page on velum (both front & back of page shown), brilliantly colorful hand painted and gold leaf boarder & capital lettering. School of maitre Francoise, c. 1470. Custom matted and gold leaf, double glazed frame. Dimensions: 10 1/2" H x 8 4/3" W

 
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15th Century French Medieval Book of the Hours folio c1470
Item# 8461    $1985
15th Century French Medieval Book of the Hours folio c1470

A 15th century French Medieval period "Book of the Hours" illuminated folio or page on velum (both front & back of page shown), brilliantly colorful hand painted and gold leaf border & capital lettering. School of Maitre Francoise, c. 1470. Custom matted with a gold leaf, double glazed frame. Dimensions: 10.5" high x 8.75 wide.

 
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