The gold foils are tested with 14k gold authenticity acid test. Please note: it'll take about a year before the gold foils bind (gilt) to the bronze. You should not handle the bucha with your hand.
In fact, the only time you should touch it is if you have to move it, if you need to touch the bucha, use wax paper to grab it. The issue is the oil on hands. After a year or so the gold foils will bind completely to the statue and you can then handle as much as you want, if you wish. I will absolutely take additional pictures upon request. I will answer any questions regarding this stunning bucha.
The item "Rare, Old, Incredible Phra Chai Bucha! Ngang Ngung Thai Amulet Buddha" is in sale since Sunday, October 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Southeast Asia\Amulets". The seller is "biggerbidderguy" and is located in Battle Creek, Michigan.
This item can be shipped to United States.