13 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDAI
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
Cast seated with the right knee raised, holding a sack full of cash on the left hand and a strand of praying beads on the right, wearing a loose robe falling off the right shoulder and open to reveal his full belly, the head surmounted by a five-leaf diadem each enclosing a figure of Buddha Amitabha, the face with a hearty laughing expression, the bronze lacquered overall in gilt and highlighted with red
12 in. (31 cm.) high
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