A famille verte biscuit porcelain figure of Budai Monk


Kangxi period (1662-1722), Qing dynasty, China

康熙時期 (1662-1722), 清代, 中國

Length: 15.5 x Width: 12 x Height: 13 cm

長: 15.5 x 寬: 12 x 高: 13釐米

L 6.10 x W 4.72 x H 5.12 inches

The portly, bald and merry figure of the seated Budai Monk is depicted in rajalilasana wearing a loose fitting robe, opened loosely at the chest exposing his ample torso, his bare feet stretching out from under the robe. The laughing face with alert eyes, raised brows, and a wide-open mouth is finely modelled with various details picked out in black. The robe is decorated with a lozenge pattern of green, black, blue and yellow enamel patches, with floral motif and geometric trim. Budai holds a yellow sack in his right hand, his left hand rests on the raised knee holding a blue enamelled rosary of eighteen beads symbolising the Eighteen Luohans.

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