Here's wonderfully carved nephrite jade Buddha sitting upon a well crafted rosewood stand. The jade is highly polished and very consistent in a lovely forest green with some darker inclusions scattered about (study pictures, they well represent the colors). Measures 6.5 cm tall or a little over 2.5 inches tall - a heavy piece of jade weighing 9.1 ounces (258g). The Hotei is said to have lived about a thousand years ago. He wandered from village to village, his few possessions in a cloth sack. He was said to be portly, content and jovial. Children were attracted to him; he would entertain them with stories as they clambered about. The townspeople were said to always welcome him, as he was said to be able to predict the weather and tell fortunes. As he became part of the Japanese Buddhist pantheon, and subsequently the Chinese, he has come to be known over the centuries as a source of luck and prosperity. Indeed the world over, wherever a Hotei Buddha is displayed, people of all cultures rub his belly for luck! This Happy Buddha is a lovely addition to any collection.
An Excellent Carved Jade Hotei Buddha on Stand
$289 $329 SALE