Large Burmese Buddha graces Asian art auction Dec. 26

Burmese Buddha

Shan Buddha, Burma, 18th century, wood with lacquer, 24in with mount. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will conduct a finely curated Asian antiques and antiquities auction on Thursday, Dec. 26, bringing together ancient Chinese artifacts, impressive Buddha statues and much more, creating a comprehensive representation of the Far East tradition. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

An 18th century Burmese Shan Buddha of teakwood (above) has a beautiful serene face with eyes lowered and slight smile with an almost childlike innocence. The hole at the back would have held Buddhist relics. The 2-foot-tall figure is expected to sell for $3,500-$4,000.

From India comes a 22K gold repoussé jadaibillai hair ornament (below) depicting Lord Krishna dancing on a five-headed naga. The disk, which measures 2 5/8 inches in diameter, was made in the 19th century in Bangalore, Karnataka (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Burmese Buddha

Nineteenth century gold hair ornament, 22K, 2 5/8in diameter, 79.8 grams. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

Also from India is a 19th century saag dowry necklace. The 16-inch-long necklace is composed of 22K repoussé gold pendants with lac resin fill (est. $3,500-$4,000).

Burmese Buddha

Indian Saag dowry necklace, 19th century, 22K reposse gold pendants with lac resin fill, 16in. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

Two large Han Dynasty polychrome vases with lids carry a $3,500-$4,000 estimate.

Burmese Buddha

Han Dynasty pair of polychrome vases with lids, 206 B.C.-A.D. 220, 14in high. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

From the Southeast Asia island nation of Brunei comes a 20-inch bronze tajaur, a covered jar, decorated with stylized birds, lizards, dragons, lions, fish and floral designs. Brunei craftsmen were famous for casting bronze cannons, kettles and gongs but seldom jars. An example of this high quality indicates the wealth and status of the original owner (est. $3,500-$4,000).

Burmese Buddha

Brunei/Sarawak tajaur, mid-19th century, cast bronze, 20in high. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

Jasper52 will conduct this 76-lot auction of Asian art and antiques on Thursday, Dec. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.