Peoples Republic of China
1. Project assignment:
1.1 Project code: 501AQ08001
1.2 Name of Project: “The World First gold Buddha statue” assignment.
“The first gold and jade grand Buddha” is the statue of Sakyanumi, the founder of Buddhism. It is a seated statue, composed of body, backlight (head light), 1000-leaf lotus, and red sandalwood Buddhist pedestal. It is mainly made of gold and emerald, plus gold of
The Buddha presents dignified and kind facial expressions whose eyes are half opened and look down all living creatures. It has a 17-millimeter starlight gem between eyebrows. It gestures the mudra of teaching in the right hand and the Bhumisparasa in the left hand. By carving gold and jade, and mounting with lacework, it shows different senses of reality and color layers. The Buddhist sign on its bosom is made of a top grade emerald of 55*
The backlight has a Buddhist mascot, Garuda, on the top and fairies at both sides. It is mounted with 635 pearls and 16 spun-gold lotuses at outside, with top grade emerald in pistils. The backlight is also mounted with precious red corals and turquoises.
The head light features radiating lines standing for rays of lights, mounted with 190 diamonds and 95 bright colored opals at outer side. Its spiral hair and backlight (head light) take spun gold of
The gold and jade Buddha sits on a 1000-leaf lotus. The leaves are carved and polished by top grade white emerald and mounted with gold borders in three layers, looks gorgeous and elegant.
Generally speaking, the Buddha is designed as “gold mounted jade” in the upper part and “jade mounted gold” in the bottom part, with an artful transition in the middle. The red sandalwood Buddhist pedestal is a girdling pedestal carved with holy Buddhist flowers and grasses, and eight auspicious symbols in dark and dignified colors.
The project of the gold and jade Buddha lasted for two years. It had been planed, proposed, designed, and started up since 1994 and was completed in early 1996.
3. Evaluation and prospect
The Asset Appraisal Report also shows the long-term potential value of the gold and jade:
3.1 The elaborate Buddha made from gold, platinum, pearl, and jade features non-degenerative and non-disappearing, thus has eternal value without any depreciation factor. Besides, the values of gold and pearl increase in international market year by year
3.2 It integrates merits of other Buddha in the history, plus the modern style of 20th century, it is a fine Chinese work combining exquisite technical level and Buddhist culture and listed in the Great World Guinness.
3.3 It is elaborately made by Chinese well-known masters of industrial arts and skillful craftsmen in a long period, thus valuable for eternal appreciation and decoration.
3.4 It is denominated as ‘the first gold and jade Buddha in the world’ by national leaders of
3.5 According to our surveys and understandings, plus above factors, the Buddha is bound to recognize as an invaluable treasure of world class with the passage of time and bring immeasurable social benefit and economic benefit to collectors.”
4. Assignment Price