A Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644) gilt bronze figure of Buddha, meditating in the dhyanasana pose the left hand in upturned bhumisparsha mudra gesture, the right in dhyana mudra, loose robes chased with a floral border decoration and draped over both shoulders before gently falling to loose folds beneath the feet in varajna position, red paint highlights to the edges before an open chest revealing a wan symbol above the antaravasaka tied at the waist, serene meditative face with urna on the forehead, beneath pointed hair and jewel topped ushnisha, height 33cm
Andrew Mayall - Valuer & Auctioneer
Collectables & Furniture
Andrew’s career began in 1989 after a work experience position led to a post with a regional firm involving weekly general and monthly fine art sales. He conducted his first auction sale at the age of 18 and went on to win the West Midlands Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers ‘Young Auctioneer of the Year’ award in 1994, going on to represent the region in the national finals. He joined Fieldings in 2005 dealing with probate and estate work within the company, involving his interests in 20th Century design items, furniture and collectables. Some of Andrew’s favourite finds include a bronze ‘Head of Albert Einstein’ by Sir Jacob Epstein that sold for £56,000, an early 19th Century targe shield that sold for £9,200 and a Chinese bamboo brush pot that achieved £6,800.