This is a beautiful, rare, genuine Japanese Buddhist antique from the late 18th to early 19th century, corresponding to the Edo period (江戸時代 Edo jidai) This is a laquered wood and gold gilt, Amida Nyorai Buddha Zushi Butsudan
Originally part of an old Japanese family shrine, from a old rural estate sell, imported directly from Japan by me.
The finely carved Buddha with exceptional details to the face and robes for such a small carving, has a serene expression, characteristic blue hair ( now faded) flowing robes, and a floral manora symbolizing his radiant aura behind him. His hands in benevolent mudras. He stands on a plinth mounted lotus throne, all gold gilded. The Zushi has copper/brass fittings including hinges.
A wonderful statue for the collector, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.
Zushi: Good. Patina, wear, small scratches, fading, chipping, dust. Minor loss, discolouration, chipping and fading of gold gilt, wood and laquer. Repairs/Restoration to hinges inner surface on right door, minor damage around hinges.
Statue: Good. Patina, wear, small scratches, dust, discolouration, fading, chipping, loss and flaking of gold gilt and laquer, all usual for age/wear. Statue is not removable.
Please see the photos as they form part of the description.
Late 18th, Early 19th Century. Mid to Late Edo Period (江戸時代 Edo jidai) (1790-1820s) Japan. Japanese Antique Dealer. Details available to buyer.
Zushi box open:
Height: 26cm /10 inches approximately
Width : 23cms /8 inches approximately
Depth 9cms /4.5 inches approximately
(please see photos for other helpful measurements )
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed insured. Extra packaging is required to protect this item.
- Gilt lacquered wood
- Edo Period (1600-1868)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Amida Noyrai Buddha Zushi -Gold Gilt & Laquer Wood
- Good condition, see description
- 230×260×90 mm