29 March 2006
A SMALL BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF BUDAI
The smiling figure shown seated holding prayer beads in his right hand and the ends of his sack in the left; together with a blanc-de-chine cylindrical cup, 18th/19th century, decorated in relief on the exterior with five of the Eight Immortals alternating with shou characters between bands of detached florets
3 1/8 and 4 3/8 in. (8 and 11.1 cm.) high, wood stands (2)
Budai: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, November 1964.
Cylindrical cup: Tonying & Company, New York, December 1956.
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A very similar figure of Budai dated to the 18th century is illustrated by R. Kerr and J. Ayers, Blanc De Chine, Porcelain from Dehua, Chicago, 2002, fig. 18 (Left).
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