Japanese buddha statue from someone's garden

Oct 29, 2020. 14:49 UTC
Japanese Buddha Statue from someone's garden
United States of America

Buddha statues

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I purchased this on a trip to Boston, MA in 2010. All I know is that it is reportedly from the Ito period and was in someone's garden for many year. It was almost 50-75 pounds. It is lichenized.


Bought this from a fine art show in Boston

Answered within 4 days
Nov 02, 16:04 UTC
By s.k. Breider

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$800 USD
What does this mean?

Dear John,

I believe your buddha is indeed made in Japan in late 19th century ( Edo Period ). It appears to be carved by hand in quite a soft stone type. It was alway's outside I figure and the rain and wind ( and sand ) and disintegrated a little. That, in my opinion, ads to the beauty. Lines are soft and it gives the buddha a ' mysterious look' Normally disintegration is not good for the value but I believe in this case the value will be the same as it were in original condition. I believe if your buddha came to auction you could expect is to make a price around the estimate.


John s kingsley Nov 02, 17:47 UTC

i am having trouble uploading will continue to work on this

John s kingsley Nov 02, 18:04 UTC

OK i uploaded some more photos, let me know if you need more.
Thank you.

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