A FINE AND RARE JADEITE BUDDHA 天然翡翠雕「彌勒佛」
A FINE AND RARE JADEITE BUDDHA
The highly translucent jadeite of emerald green colour, carved as a Laughing Buddha.
Buddha approximately 36.94 x 41.92 x 11.56mm.
Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate no. KJ 101631, dated 9 March 2020, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as "A Jade".
Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate no. KJ 101631, dated 9 March 2020, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as "A Jade". Please refer to the certificate for further details.
Jadeite 'Laughing Buddha' of emerald green colour and very good translucency, under strong illumination, there are minor faint white clouds but not noticeable under normal lighting. Overall in very good condition.
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Mi Le Fo (弥勒佛), from Maitreya in Sanskrit, is known alternatively as the Happy, Laughing, or Lucky Buddha because he brings kindness and benevolence to mankind. Through his smile he demonstrates love to all beings. His prominent ears and generous belly represent his boundless capacity for empathy and compassion, always willing to lend a kind ear or expose an open heart. These qualities are expressed in highly translucent jadeite of brilliant emerald green color. The carving of the exquisite jadeite displays a rare suppleness, making it a carved object of great cultural significance. Brimming with joy and effervescent energy, Mi Le Fo’s laugh ushers in contentment and abundance of good fortune.