THIS LISTING IS FOR AN IMPRESSIVE ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAND CARVED GILT DECORATED WOODEN SEATED BUDDHA FIGURINE AND SHRINE. THIS BUDDHA FIGURE IS SEATED ON A SHRINE WITH LOTUS PETAL SHAPED PEDESTAL STAND WITH FINE DETAILS. THE FIGURE AND SHRINE ARE HAND CARVED AND GILT DECORATED WITH GOLD LEAF OVER RED ENAMEL.
AS ON ANY ANTIQUE GILT DECORATED PIECE, THERE IS WEAR TO THE GILDING EXPOSING THE RED BASE PAINT WHICH GIVES THE PIECE A WARM, RICH APPEARANCE. AS SHOWN MEASURES 16 3/4" HIGH AND THE BASE IS 9" IN DIAMETER. THE SHRINE COMES APART IN FIVE SEPARATE PIECES MOUNTED TOGETHER WITH SQUARE PEG SUPPORTS. THE OVERALL CONDITION IS VERY GOOD, HOWEVER, THERE ARE SEVERAL AREAS ON THE SHRINE WITH PAINT FLAKING ALONG WITH AGE CRACKS. REVERSE SIDE HAS PAINT LOSS AND HEAVY FLAKING.
THE BUDDHA FIGURINE HAS A COUPLE OF CHIPS IN THE WOOD ON THE FRONT BOTTOM EDGE (SEE PHOTOS). WE ARE DEFINITELY NOT EXPERTS ON ORIENTAL ANTIQUES SO PLEASE USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT IN DETERMINING AGE. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "Antique Japanese Carved Gilt Wood 16.75 BUDDHA Figure & Shrine" is in sale since Tuesday, April 29, 2014.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Statues & Figures". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.