A famille rose porcelain figure of budai heshang

粉彩布袋和尚坐像

Chinese export 18th century

18世紀 中國

Height: 11 cm, 4.3 inches

高:11釐米

The seated Budai is seated in a characteristic pose in royal ease Lila asana, his right hand resting on the raised knee holding a string of gilded rosary beads, his left hand holding the end of a blue enamelled money sack that continues behind him. The bold figure with laughing open mouth and elongated earlobes, his large belly and chest fully exposed by the open costume he wears of iron red colour decorated with gilt cloud designs and a yellow lining. The base is sealed and left unglazed.

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