S.E. ASIAN SCULPTURE - August 2008
This month's exhibition brings together fine examples of Thai and Burmese alabaster, bronze and lacquer sculpture, generally dating from the 18th Century. Included in the exhibition is an exceptionally large lacquer on wood Buddha sculpture from the Shan States, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century. Also on displaly are a beautifully gilded alabaster Buddha, and a fine bronze seated Buddha from Mandalay, dating from the late 18th or early 19th century.

We continue to believe that early Burmese sculpture represents an unusual collecting opportunity, and one that is unlikely to last. As with all Asian sculpture, the serenity of the countenance is of primary importance, and the pieces included in the exhibition have the peaceful and contemplative expression that is defining characteristic of all Buddha sculpture.