A Chinese Blanc de Chine model of the immortal Budai standing on a rocky outcrop. The corpulent divinity is shown wearing a simple patched robe fastened over the shoulder and slung under his ample stomach where it is fastened with floral pins. The figure with a necklace of beads hanging on his right hand. His left hand grasping a large hanging sack. Made in the Dehua kilns in Fujian province.
The brother of this figure is on display in the British Museum, and can be viewed via this link:
I believe that this figure is also illustrated in the out of print book "Blanc de Chine" by P.J. Donnelly
Approximately size is 30 cm high by 11 cm depth by 18 cm wide
In very good condition (please refer to pictures)