Relics of Thailand
Relics of Thailand
Thailand is a unique country with its vast history of traditions and, of course, relics that are very popular among collectors around the world. What is such a uniqueness of rare things brought from Thailand?
Thailand is a country with a history exceeding several thousand years, and, therefore, every respected collector can perfectly get hold of this country with amazing exhibits in its collection. So, it is known for certain that coins of the 14th century made of pure gold are of special value, the price at auctions for which can reach up to 18 thousand dollars in equivalent for one piece. On the front of the coin is an image of a swordsman warrior, and an inscription in Thai meaning “Bravery and Glory” in translation.
No less interesting are Thai art objects, first of all, all kinds of vases, sculptures and paintings. A typical example is the seemingly not very rare vases of the nineteenth century, which have unremarkable drawings, but at the same time cost up to a million dollars, and older vases can have even greater value. Surely you have also heard about gold sculptures, small jade figurines, the price of which is very, very high, and on the black market can reach several tens of millions of dollars. Nevertheless, the export of such objects of art is quite fraught for hunters of antiquities, since their illegal export is rather strictly controlled, and even life imprisonment can be used as a punishment. Nevertheless, if you are lucky enough to acquire these works of art already outside the borders of Thailand, then you will certainly not regret it, unless of course you are well versed in collectibles.
Thai jewelry is quite diverse and attractive, especially those that were made before the mid-eighteenth century. All jewelry, and this is primarily bracelets, amulets and pendants, made, as a rule, of pure gold and decorated with inscriptions in Thai. Especially valuable are the rings made in the 14-15th century, which belonged to the times of civil wars that take place over most of the modern territory of Thailand. A special difference between these ruts is that from a technological point of view they are more likely to resemble a tube worn on the phalanx of the finger, that is, the length of the rings is slightly larger than their width. Despite the fact that jewelry is not so much compared to objects of art, the maximum price is not more than 50-70 thousand dollars, but you can easily transport such jewelry abroad, since according to local laws this is not prohibited.
Thailand is rich in a wide variety of relics that will be the perfect complement to any collection, regardless of whether you prefer more – rare items or art objects.