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Vintage Chinese Porcelain Buddha

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1980: Item # 1243318
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Glazed porcelain sculpture of Buddha wearing a red robe with golden floral patterns, holding a strand of golden prayer beads, and sitting in traditional pose. This fat, smiling form of Buddha is named Budai, which means "Cloth Sack", and he is said to come from within the cloth sack he is shown holding. He is also known as the Laughing Buddha and rubbing his belly is said to bring good luck. Signature on bottom. 20th century Size: 10.5" tall, 7.5" wide