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".
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
Walnut carved nude female torso by sculptor Norman Legassie (Old Lyme, CT) circa 1991. Norman Legassie's work is in a number of important collections. His last commission was for the bust of the late Senator from Connecticut, Thomas Dodd Sr. The sculpture measures 19" tall. The base measures 4 inches by 5 inches. 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
A Grand Tour gilt cast bronze figure of a bull in charging stance with sharply incised coat and features. Continental origin, probably Italian, circa 1900. Dimensions: 4" H x 7" W x 3" D.
A large hand-carved Black Forest style wall bracket or shelf supported by classic woodland motifs, centering a tree-trunk, surrounded by acanthus leaves, acorn and acorn leaves, etc. German or Swiss, circa 1860. Dimensions: 13" H x 24" W x 8.75" D