One of a kind find today - What is this metal(?) buddha head on metal base?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by journeymagazine, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found this at the thrift store today & couldn't find anything like it while googling, but went ahead and paid the $49 price tag because I have seen anything like it.
    I'm saying it's metal, but a magnet won't stick to it? Someone at the store who told me if I didn't want it he'd buy it thought it might be aluminum (if it is it's a thicker size; the piece is solid!)
    It's hollow, but the bottom (under the felt) is covered with the metal too; it's not open - you can only tell it's hollow by thumping it (like a watermelon!).
    What was this for?
    How old is it?
    Is it anything a statue or a sculpture? is it art? (no marks or signature that I could see) or just mass produced decoration?
    Any thoughts on it would be appreciated.
    Was it worth the $49 price tag (not what it's worth; just if it's worth more than I paid!)
    Thanks
    PS - It's 15" H x 5" at base

    ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 1AA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 1AAA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 1BAA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 2AA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 3AA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 4AA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 4BAA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 4CAA.jpg ART STATUE BUDDHA HEAD METAL 5AA.jpg
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'd say it's worth more, as a home decoration...........and yes...most likely mass produced from a mold..
     
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  3. rink28

    rink28 Well-Known Member

    Agree decorative modern
     
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  4. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Chinese pewter/brass, not too old
     
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  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Having a Bindi on the forehead might suggest this is Hindu.
     
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  6. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Davey - that's one of Buddha's third eye cataracts I believe.
     
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  7. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Pewter?
     
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  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    yep
     
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  9. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to tell if it's metal, aluminum or pewter?
     
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  10. ritzyvintage

    ritzyvintage Well-Known Member

    Spelter...
    Spelter is the most common commercial form of zinc metal. See zinc. Zinc (Zn), chemical element, a low-melting metal of Group 12 (IIb, or zinc group)
     
  11. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

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  12. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I know it's not spelter by the feel & sound when I thump it /flick it. I don't know what pewter sounds like but I just don't think it's pewter (but blooey knows as well as anyone here that I've been wrong before!!)
     
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