Jade Happy Buddha Laughing Burmese Jadeite Carving Natural A Grade Stone Pendant
This Jade pendant is the classic Laughing Happy Buddha expertly carved from green Burmese Jadeite. The combination of colors as shown in the pictures is accurate. A flashlight was used to show the translucency and color in this fine piece. It is natural and untreated stone also known as A grade. The top is drilled, ready to be hung.
The Happy Buddha aka the Laughing Buddha emerged from Chinese folktales of the 10th century. The original stories were about a Ch’an monk named Qieci, from Fenghua, in what is now the province of Zhejiang. This fat man was an eccentric but much-loved character who performed small wonders, such as predicting the weather. According to Chinese history he lived during 907-923 CE which means he lived considerably later than the historical thin Buddha.
Weights and Measures
This pendant measures 45 mm outside diameter and has thickness of 7 mm and it weighs 27.7 grams.