This is a beautiful, heavy for its size, vintage, Dhyana-Asana Buddha 禪佛 in Gilt Bronze with Turquoise settings, from the second part of the 20th century ( possibly earlier).
With a serene expression and long ear lobes, he sits on a double lotus throne. His snail with ritual blue colour (ground Lapis Lazuli) remnants in his hair, his hands in Dhyana Mudra, he wears the traditional robes/Dhoti with decorative edges, of an enlightened Buddha. He has two ritual gem settings on the forehead/Urna, and top of the head/Ushnisha.
The base has a copper consecreation plate with a Yin Yang Vajra symbol stamp.
This is a wonderful, genuine antique for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.
I've reset the empty jewellery settings with 2 quality, hand made Turquoise Cabochons. These are natural, untreated, undyed rare Persian Turquoise ( Only 3% of the worlds Turquoise is natural and untreated. I was a successful acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).
Please see the photos for the condition of the statue before resetting the gems.
Turquoise x 2 ( various sizes from 1.5mm-3mm approximately )
NO PLASTIC, PASTE OR GLASS.
CONDITION: Good. Patina, slight oxidization, wear, minor wear and loss of gold gilt, loss of ritual blue hair colour/pigment, small scratches, small casting faults and irregularities all usual for age and wear.
AGE: Second half of the 20th century. Possibly earlier.
ORIGIN: Sino Tibetan.
PROVENANCE: From Antiques Dealer Mrs D. Fung, La Habra, California, USA. From a high end USA estate sell of Asian Antiques.
6 x 4.25 x 3 inches approximately
15 x 11.5 x 7.5 cms approximately
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed.
- Gilt bronze, Turquoise
- Second half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Sino Tibetan
- Good condition, see description
- 115×150×75 mm