This is a beautiful, jewelled, gilt bronze (fire gilding/hand-chased ormolu gilding technique) Sino Tibetan, Large Ornate Throned Buddha, with many semi precious gemstones settings. It is made in three parts that can be disassembled.
With a radiant smile he is seated cross legged on a lotus base decorated with a figures from a Buddhist story. He holds an Alms Bowl in his hands. With curled hair, he wears the Dragon Robes of an enlightened Buddha.
There are many auspicious Buddhist Symbols, Dieties and Mythical Animals, including dragons, guardian Foo Dogs at the front of the throne, and Garuda at the peak of the elaborate Manora.
The base of both the throne and buddha are sealed with a copper consecreation plates, with a vajra bolt symbol stamp on each.
I've carefully reset the empty jewellery settings with 32 quality precious and semi precious gemstones as would have been originally used ( I was a successful and acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).
Red Coral x 1
Turquoise x 31 ( untreated natural Persian Turquoise)
NO PASTE OR GLASS.
Although typical of pieces from the mid Ching Dynasty (1600-1800s), I'm listing from the late 20th/ early 21st century.
A delightful Collectors piece, powerful Buddhist Altar statue, gift, or powerful interior design statement.
Stored under Buddhist conditions in my meditation room, in my Buddhist Retreat studio.
Please see the photos for its appearance under different lighting conditions.
CONDITION: Good. With wear, oxidization, patina, dust, blemishes, small scratches, loss, wear, and fading of gilt, small casting faults and casting irregularities, consistent with type and age of manufacture.
AGE: Late 20th century or early 21st century.
Length:225mm / 9 inch approximately
Width:120mm / 4.75inch approximately
Height:400mm / 15.75inch approximately
Weight:3350g / 7.5lbs approximately
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed insured. This is a large and heavy statue and requires extra packaging and postage.
- Gilt bronze
- 21st century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Sino Tibetan
- Title of artwork
- Jewelled Large Ornate Throned Buddha - Gilt Bronze, Turquoise and Coral
- Good condition, see description
- 120×400×225 mm