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Details about  King Farouk RARE 18 Arms Buddha Verdigris Bronze Sculpture Statue Sotheby '54

4 HEADS 14 ARMS w SYMBOLS, 2 IN PRAYER 2 IN MEDITATION

King Farouk RARE 18 Arms Buddha Verdigris Bronze Sculpture Statue Sotheby '54

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RARE Ancient Bronze in Excellent Mint Condition. NO damage. Perfect. One of King Farouk's Treasures

Price:
US $255,000.00
Approximately C $297,317.15(including shipping)
 
 
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Beebe, Arkansas, United States
 
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Seller Notes: RARE Ancient Bronze in Excellent Mint Condition. NO damage. Perfect. One of King Farouk's Treasures
Maker: Examine Cast-In Mark at Base Style: Superb Antique Patina
Type: Solid Gentuine Signed Bronze Country/Region of Origin: From Farouk's Egyptian Palace Collection
Primary Material: Bronze Weight: 16 lbs. 15 1/2" Tall 9" Wide 6 1/2 Deep
Age: Chinese Dynasty Period Please Examine Signed Marks From one of Farouk's Palaces: Please see mark
Color: Most Elaborate & Excellent Details Incredibly Intricately details: Buyer will not be able to find another like this.
Original/Reproduction: Original

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THIS is possibly the most  magnificent

 and  * INTRICATELY DETAILED

RARE  ANTIQUE 

BUDDHA  BRONZE,

beautiful verdigris,

for sale anywhere in the entire world. 

 It was a personal  treasure of  

His Royal Majesty King Farouk of Egypt,

The King with an Unlimited

Expense Account. 

note: ( I held the camera at an angle and caused one photo to

be several degrees from vertical.   We guarantee this Bronze stands

correctly).

*

We offer this extraordinary fine

bronze for discriminating buyer/

investors who demand "THE BEST

AND THE UTMOST VALUE"

for their investment dollars.

This bronze deserves close scrutiny!

We present it as an important top quality

ancient rare sculpture,

created by a highly skilled artisans,

centuries ago,

worthy of a significant investment

and museum worthy.

This rare

bronze Buddha statue with

4  heads  has

14  arms  holding weapons and symbols

of power, plus 2  arms  in prayer position, hand

pressed together, and 2  more arms  holding

a meditation stone.

It is signed with the

MARKS OF A  CHINESE

DYNASTY PERIOD,

according to the appraisals

at the sale of the Farouk.

collections in 1954.

We need an expert to help us

identify the marks on the

base. (Only one of the photos above

shows the marks nicely).

  .....,

Please examine the marks.

Printed Sale Materials, given to auction buyers have

since been lost, so will not be included with the bronze.

MEASUREMENTS:

15  1/2"  Tall    9"  Wide    6  1/2"  Front to Back

Weight:   Approx. 16 lbs.

.   .    .

THIS RARE STATUE HAS HAD AN INTERESTING HISTORY

continuing even after it was confiscated

from King Farouk's palace

....

The following details of its more recent history may be

more than you care to read about, or know, but are

included IF there is a buyer interested in this:

THE MILITARY COUP WHICH TOOK CONTROL OF

THE GOVERNMENT, CONFISCATED THE HUGE HOARD

OF TREASURES IN KING FAROUK'S

SEVERAL PALACES,  AND REMOVED THEM TO THE

CAIRO MUSEUMS.

LATER THE POLITICAL POWERS DECIDED TO SELL THESE

WONDERFUL TREASURES.

(because their government treasury WAS SERIOUSLY SHORT OF

MONEY). 

AS MANY OF COLLECTORS KNOW,

THEY RETAINED THE SERVICES OF SOTHEBY'S  TO

CATALOG AND CONDUCT THE SALE IN 1954. 

NEWS REPORTERS DESCRIBED IT AS

" THE SALE OF THE CENTURY "

 AN AMERICAN OIL TYCOON, IN EGYPT, LOST HIS

OIL BUSINESS TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT,   WHICH NOT

ONLY CONFISCATED

HIS OIL EMPIRE,  BUT ''FROZE' HIS BANK ACCOUNTS IN THE

EGYPTIAN BANKS.  HOWEVER HE WAS ALLOWED TO WRITE CHECKS

ON HIS

ACCOUNTS FOR PURCHASES IN EGYPT.

John Mendenhalhl bought a vast quantity of Farouk's 

Palace Treasures,  from the

Museums.....and arranged for them to be shipped to NYC,  where he placed them

in a warehouse.    About 20 years later,   Mendenhahl died and his heir placed

the FAROUK ITEMS UP FOR SALE.

We purchased some of the treasures, and

sold them

to dealer/collectors from remote countries

and distant states...and now almost 4

decades later, some of the items have been

consigned by the heirs of those early buyers,

.....so we are sellers of these wonderful rare treasures,

once again.

                         *Free shipping to any U.S zip code locations.  Bronze will

be professionally packaged by our certified UPS packing agents.

* We will purchase  FULL VALUE SHIPPING INSURANCE  for this bronze,

and full tracking service.

We will ship worldwide,  to countries, locations, which will allow for our

*full value shipping insurance requirements,  and complete tracking service.  Our UPS shipping agents obtain special high end shipping service companies for

items which need such extra value shipping protections.  International buyers

please email us your exact location, before purchase so we can obtain an accurate shipping information for you.   Any import duties or excise fees which

may be required by buyer's country of location, would be the responsibility of

the buyer.

If buyer chooses to complete the purchase transaction

in person,

at our eBay store headquarters, we will be very happy

to make arrangements,

* PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS

OR COMMENTS.  WE VALUE  eMAILS FROM

VIEWERS OF OUR LISTINGS.

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We give money back guarantee if we have materially misrepresented items. We will accept down payment through Paypal to hold items for buyer to view in person, so he can be certain he wants to complete the transaction. If item is returned it must be packed in same original packaging and be received in exact same excellent condition it was in when it left our store. Buyer must pay full shipping insrance with shipping cost for a return. Please email any questions. Thanks.
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