For your consideration is this wonderful, old, happy Buddha. The Buddha is sitting with one hand resting on the raised right knee, the other hand on the left knee in half-lotus position. It is all hand carved and appears to have a black lacquer finish. Traces of lacquer can be seen on the bottom edges (See Photos). The Buddha is in as-found condition and has not been cleaned or treated with anything. It retains its wonderful, old patina and original finish. There is an old, small chip to the end of its right toe as can be seen in the photos, a minor imperfection. There is also some slight checking or cracking from age, as can be expected. The back of the Buddha is intricately carved as can be seen in the photos. There is what appears to be some type of writing carved in the back of the Buddha along with the other carving. There also may be two lines of writing on the back of the Buddha's head. I have tried to make this out, but cannot. I would date this buddha to the 19th or early 20th century. I’m not sure on the exact age, but it is a genuine old item. I believe it to be Chinese in origin, but the buyer must make that determination. A very interesting, beautiful, and different old Buddha! Measures approx. 8” Tall X 5 and 5/8” Wide X 5 and 1/4” D. Weight of just the Buddha is approx. 2 lbs. Item will be double boxed and double packed for shipping.