Two famille-rose enameled porcelain plaques depicting Buddhist figures
Wang Qi, dated by inscription to 1932
Both of tall rectangular shape, the first depicting the Budai Heshang in a valley setting seated upon his eponymous cloth sack weighing down a young boy struggling to escape from under the weight of the animatedly yawning old monk; the second depicting an arhat seated in a forest grove, grimacing in pain while he picks his ear, his attention completely distracted from the dragon head emerging from the water coupe at his right knee; both plaques inscribed with a long calligraphic inscription including a renshen date (1932), the artists signature, and two seals reading Xichang Wang Qi and Tao mi.
32 1/4in (82cm) approximate heights of plaque only;
38 1/4in (97cm) heights inclusive of frames