London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A large Chinese bronze figure of Budai, 19th century
the laughing immortal cast seated leaning on a bundle at his left side, wearing loosely draped robes framing his exposed corpulent torso, adorned with a beaded necklace terminating in a double-gourd and holding another in his right hand, pierced wood stand -- the figure 10 7/8in. (27.8cm.) high.
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