Project Description

Maitreya Buddha

Approachable Laughing Bronze Sitting Maitreya Buddha Statue

The Maitreya Buddha, adorned with the luminous touch of gold leaf craftsmanship, radiates an aura of timeless beauty and spiritual significance. Through the meticulous application of genuine gold leaf, the Buddha sculpture is transformed into a symbol of opulence and divinity. The golden surface, achieved with careful artistry, invites contemplation and admiration, making it a captivating centerpiece that harmonizes artistic craftsmanship with sacred symbolism.

NO.: AK-Buddha(D257)
MATERIAL: Bronze/ Brass.
SIZE: LIFESIZE / CUSTOM-MADE SIZE
USAGE: Amusement park, Theme park, Garden, Restaurant, Playground, Public Area, Garden, Indoor & Outdoor, etc.
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Maitreya Buddha Details Description:

The fat Buddha has also become the laughing Buddha, and his image always gives people a very intimate feeling. It is also commonly known as Maitreya Buddha in Chinese Buddhist culture. Maitreya Buddha is often depicted as a bodhisattva, or enlightened being, who is known for his compassion and loving-kindness. His name translates to “loving-kindness” in Sanskrit, which reflects his qualities of being compassionate, merciful, and benevolent. In many home or space decorations, fat Buddha statues or Maitreya Buddha statues are often chosen as auspicious sculptures. Aongking produces and sells many Buddha statues including Amitabha Buddha, and accepts customization. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.

bronze laughing buddha statue

bronze laughing buddha statue

The appearance of this Buddha statue is gold, and the surface craft effect of this golden Buddha statue is covered with gold leaf. Covering Buddha statues with gold leaf is a process known as gilding. Gilding involves applying thin sheets of gold, known as gold leaf, onto the surface of the statue. This technique has been used for centuries to create a luxurious and decorative finish. Here’s a basic overview of the process:

  • Surface Preparation: The surface of the statue needs to be clean, smooth, and free of any dirt, dust, or imperfections. This might involve sanding or priming the surface.
  • Adhesive Application: A special adhesive, is applied to the statue’s surface. This adhesive will hold the gold leaf in place.
  • Applying Gold Leaf: Once the adhesive becomes tacky (but not fully dry), the gold leaf is carefully applied to the statue’s surface. The thin and delicate gold leaf adheres to the adhesive.
  • Burnishing: After the gold leaf is applied, a soft brush or cloth is used to gently smooth and burnish the surface. This helps to remove any excess gold leaf and create a uniform, shiny finish.
  • Sealing: To protect the gold leaf and ensure its longevity, a clear sealant or varnish is often applied over the gilded surface. This helps prevent tarnishing and damage.

Maitreya Buddha Statue Surface with gold leaf

Maitreya Buddha Statue Surface with gold leaf

Gold leaf is generally classified into two main types based on its thickness:

  • Genuine Gold Leaf:

Genuine gold leaf is extremely thin and delicate. It is typically produced by beating gold into thin sheets using traditional methods. Genuine gold leaf is available in various karats, with the 22-karat gold leaf being the most common. This type of gold leaf is favored for its authenticity and is often used in high-end applications such as fine art, gilding, and restoration work.

  • Imitation Gold Leaf:

Imitation gold leaf, also known as composition leaf or metal leaf, is made from other metals and alloys that mimic the appearance of gold. Common materials used for imitation gold leaf include copper and zinc. Imitation gold leaf is thicker and less expensive than genuine gold leaf. It is often used in applications where the authentic gold content is not essential, such as crafts, signage, or larger decorative projects.

Both types of gold leaf can be applied using the same gilding techniques, but the choice between genuine and imitation gold leaf depends on factors such as the desired appearance, budget constraints, and the specific requirements of the project. In the process of attaching gold leaf to your statue, you can freely choose the type of gold leaf, and we will produce and process it according to your needs.

gilded buddhist statues

gilded Buddhist statues

bronze buddha sculpture

Bronze Buddha Statue Production Process :


1. Confirming the details of drawing / 3D mold / Pictures with clients.

2. Making 1:1 clay mold according to design. Modify any details till confirmed.
3. Cast metal material by lost wax process casting.
4. Welding and polishing the surface and patina color.
5. Finished sculpture and took all different views pictures/ videos show to clients…
6. Packing into wooden cases and shipping after clients are satisfied with sculptures.

bronze production process

palce of buddha statue

Packaging: Inside: soft plastic foam/ blanket.
Outside: strong wooden cases or iron frame boxes.
Shipping: 1. By sea (Special for life-size sculptures and large sculptures).
2. By air (Special for small sculptures or when clients urgently need the sculpture).
3. By express delivery DHL, TNT, UPS, or FedEx. (Door-to-door delivery, about 3-7 days can reach).
4. Door-to-door service.
Please kindly contact us! Depending on your sculpture and local situation, we will find the best delivery way for your reference.

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