Vintage Hans Turnwald Bone Buddha Butter Knife Set

PRESENTING A LOVELY Vintage Hans Turnwald Bone Buddha Butter Knife Set.

20th Century, circa 1980.

By the World renowned Hans Turnwald of Miami and Paris. Part of the ‘Signature Collection’ and in it’s original box.

This consists of a butter knife and fork with blade made of stainless steel and handle or hilt made of ivorine (bone or plastic) in the form of a happy Buddha with arms raised aloft and high carved and painted.

Siddhārtha Gautama (Sanskrit/Devanagari: सिद्धार्थ गौतम Siddhārtha Gautama, c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE)[note 1] or Siddhattha Gotama in Pali,[note 4] also called the Gautama Buddha,[note 5] the Shakyamuni Buddha (“Buddha, Sage of the Shakyas“)[4][note 6] or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was a monk (śramaṇa),[5][6] mendicantsage,[4] philosopherteacher and religious leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.[7] He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the northeastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.[8][note 7]

Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement[9] common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kosala.[8][10]

Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism. He is believed by Buddhists to be an enlightened teacher who attained full Buddhahood and shared his insights to help sentient beings end rebirth and suffering. Accounts of his life, discourses and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarised after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition and first committed to writing about 400 years later.


Vintage Hans Turnwald Bone Buddha Butter Knife Set.

Provenance: From a Wealthy Dallas Estate.

Condition: Near Mint.

Dimensions: Box: 7.1″ Wide, 1.8″ Tall and 3.6″ Deep

Knife & Fork: 5.8″ Long, 0.75″ Tall and 1.25″ Deep

PRICE Now: $340

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