This is a beautiful, jewelled, large, 24k gold gilt bronze ( cold gilding process, verified 24k Gold Leaf, chemically from sample taken from statue ) red lacquered, Sino Tibetan, Maitreya Buddha 弥勒菩萨, བྱམས་པ་མགོན་པོ་.
Sitting upon a raised throne, with Turquoise gemstones settings, a jewelled crown and body jewellery, long robes and tied up hair (with ritual blue colour) he wears the iconic robes and attire of an Maitreya Buddha.
It is in good condition with a beautiful patina, wear and loss to the gilt. The gilt is still bright and reflects light beautifully as can be seen from the photos. There is a small amount of green oxidised bronze on the underside rim of the throne.
I've carefully reset the empty jewellery settings with 14 quality hand made, untreated, undyed, natural Persian Turquoise ( I was a successful and acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).
Turquoise x 14 ( 1.5 mm -2mm cabochons. Mohs Hardness scale 5-6)
Although typical of pieces from the late Ming to mid Ching Dynasty (1600-1800s), I'm listing from the late 20th or 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.
CONDITION: Good. With wear, oxidization, patina, dust, blemishes, small scratches, peeling, flaking, loss of gilt, loss of red lacquer, small casting faults and casting irregularities, consistent with type and age of manufacture.
AGE: Late 20th century or early 21st century.
Width:145mm / 6 inch approximately
Height:230mm / 9 inch approximately
Length: 105 mm / 4 inch approximately
Weight:1170g / 2.5lbs approximately
Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed insured.
- Bronze doré, Laque rouge, Turquoise
- Fin du XXe siècle
- Région/Pays d’origine
- Sino tibétain
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- Jewelled Large Maitreya Buddha on a Throne弥勒菩萨
- Bon état, voir la description
- 105×230×145 mm