Happy Monk Sculpture hand-crafted from burl wood, with features accented in Sterling silver. The Monk is further embellished with a Red Coral Bead on the forehead and Sterling Silver and Gold Plated Sterling Silver Lingzhi (mushrooms) at the base.
The Monk is wearing a Jade Necklace and Jade Earrings.
Rolf von Bueren, an avid burl wood collector for over 35 years, personally travels to Japan to look for rare and beautiful pieces of burl woods including this majestic piece. Burls result in a uniquely patterned wood, which is highly prized for its beauty. It is valued and sought after by artists, furniture makers and sculptors.
It took six craftsmen and designers over 2.5 months to complete this piece.
Set on black granite stand.
Jade weight: 132.71 ct.
Size: 27.5(W) x 26(L) x 57(H) cm.
Weight: 10.8 kg.