A documentary bronze figure of Budai
Lot 226
A bronze figure of Budai
£500 - 1,000
US$ 840 - 1,700
Lot Details
A bronze figure of Budai
Cast seated with the right knee raised supporting a string of prayer beads held in the right hand, the face typically laughing and the belly rounded. 23.5cm high


  • The reverse is cast with five inscriptions, including one dating the piece to the spring of the fifth year of the Daoguang reign, corresponding to 1826, for the use of offerings in the Ganlu temple in Zhejiang Province; auspicious inscriptions with meanings of 'happiness and longevity' and 'wealth'; the temple bell as the Hanshan bell and a seal mark.
    A further inscription on the base indicating it was cast by an official named Xin Chunquan.
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