This is a fantastic and joyful Japanese bronze Buddha from the Edo period. The quality of the casting and finishing work is exceptional. Came to me from a highly respected San Francisco American Society of Aappraisers (ASA) appraiser/collector/dealer. It is a very nice size at over 10 inches to the top of the beautiful mandorla. He weighs about 31 ounces. The mudra is an unusual one. Traces of black lacquer on the head, and remains of gilding throughout. This is the nicest Japanese Buddha I have ever had. He has expectable wear, but is otherwise perfect. The Mandorla is held on with a modern screw, which put a few marks on the back. A wonderful and refined piece.
Availability : Sold
Dating: 18th Century