Our daughter with Aythatthaya Buddha brings out the best!
Thailand, Ayutthaya Kingdom, 16th-17th century gold gilt bronze temple Buddha, measuring 60 inches tall, originally acquired from the reknowned Charlotte Horstmann Ltd gallery, Hong Kong by an American collector in 1969. This long aquiline nosed holy Buddha with pleated robes and mudra of meditation, has a fascinating provenance with accompanying certificate.History of Ayutthaya:The Kingdom of Ayutthaya (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, Indians, Japanese and Persians, and later the Portuguese, 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 (1656–88) had strong links with that of King Louis XIV of France, whose ambassadors compared the city in size and wealth to Paris.