Buddha Statues

Laughing Buddha Statue

Wooden Laughing Buddha statue purchased by my uncle when he arrive in Japan in the early 1960's.


28" wide x 17" deep x 25" tall

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Mearto's online appraisal:

David U.

Mearto specialist

June 3, 2024
Fair Market Value:

Hello Steve, Thank you for choosing Mearto for your online appraisal. Based on the images and information you provided, this item is: A Wooden Laughing Buddha sculpture from mid 20th century (28" x 17" x 25"). Wooden Laughing Buddha sculptures, also known as Happy Buddha or Maitreya Buddha statues, are popular representations of the jovial and benevolent deity in Buddhist and Feng Shui traditions. The Laughing Buddha is often depicted as a stout, bald man with a big smile on his face and a large exposed belly. He is usually seen wearing a simple robe, and he is adorned with beads and ornaments. In some representations, he holds a cloth sack, which is said to contain treasures and good luck. The Laughing Buddha's joyful appearance and attitude are believed to bring happiness, prosperity, and positive energy to the environment. He is associated with abundance, wealth, and good luck, making him a popular figure for those seeking success and prosperity. The Laughing Buddha has its roots in Chinese folklore, but its popularity has spread throughout East Asia and beyond. It is not a religious figure in the same sense as Siddhartha Gautama (the historical Buddha), but rather a symbol of joy and prosperity embraced by various cultures and belief systems. Very good condition Retail prices may vary