Golden Triangle Antiques sell unique, rare, one of a kind antique Burmese Buddha Statues and other Buddhist iconography.
We believe the collection of Buddha Statues seen within this website is among the finest collection in Australia, many are rare and certainly few of this caliber are for sale in Australia.
Many Buddha statues in our collection date from the 18th – 19th century, some are early 20th century, and some pre 18th Century.
The face of a Burmese Buddha statue we feel is unmatched for its beauty, with their gentle soft, calm facial expressions. The attire seen on Burmese Buddha statues vary, some are highly ornate, decorated with glass mosaics, thayo lacquer and gilded, others are seen wearing a simple monks robe and are made in many different mediums such as bronze, alabaster, marble wood and hollow lacquer.
Most people have a fetish of some kind or another, for me it was the Burmese Buddha statue, Chinese ceramics and ancient Chinese earthenware, whilst my husband pursued a variety of different objects, such as the Indonesian Keris, Asian textiles and a collection of tribal objects, many of which can be seen on this website.
- ANTIQUE BURMESE BUDDHA STATUES
- RARE BUDDHIST ICONOGRAPHY & MANUSCRIPTS
- BURMESE HANDICRAFTS & WOOD CARVINGS
- OTHER BUDDHIST ITEMS | NEPAL, TIBET, INDIA, THAILAND
- TRIBAL ANTIQUES | INDONESIAN KERIS | TEXTILES
- CHINESE ANTIQUES | NEOLITHIC, HAN, MING, QING DYNSASTIES
- CHINESE VINTAGE | COLLECTIBLES | MEMORABILIA
Although this website initially was focused on our collection of Buddha statues, along the way we decided to add our collection of Chinese items that we have acquired over the past forty years.
TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN and it is time to part with these items. We are not experts in Chinese antiques and the description of the items with each is our own opinion, we have not had them tested but believe they are genuine, especially those of from shipwrecks, Han, Song, Ming and Qing Dynasty.
We are always happy to give refunds if the item is proven not to be as stated
Many of our Buddha statues once sat on an alter in a Burmese monastery, they gave solace to those who knelt before them in prayer.
This is what makes our collection special, they are genuine, not made for the tourist.
Many older Buddha Statues over their lifetime in a monastery have been considered worthy of restoration by the monks, often not always done carefully.
These unique and rare Buddha statues not only express the imagination of the Burmese craftsmen, but also the style in which they are crafted identifies the period and areas in Myanmar from where they originated.
There are a myriad of shops and garden centres selling Buddha statues in various sizes, most made from resin, some made to look like stone. The stone or cement garden varieties imported from Bali are made specifically for ornamentation or to enhance the ambience of one’s home or garden.
No modern statues contain the essence of a genuine antique Buddha statue, nor hold the mysteries of the stories they could tell if they could talk.
A statue of the Buddha imparts a sense of peace, serenity and harmony wherever they are placed.
The opening up of Burma to tourists saw a lot of old Buddha statues leave the monasteries, not because they were stolen, but because monasteries that benefited from the influx of tourists adopted the “out with the old and in with the new” attitude and exchanged many of these beautiful old statues for newly made statues. Many were sold to very eager European buyers, or in many cases given to a local donor in exchange for donations for repairs and maintenance to their monastery, and at the same time, earning merit for their donation, many sold on to foreign buyers.