A fine Chinese early Republic era buxus wood carving of Budai, the Laughing Buddha resting with one foot on a
bulky Fu Dog Lion, as two boys playing acrobat on his shoulders. The statue has a subtle artistry likely created by one
single carver; as can be seen in the frictionless high-hand polishing. The affable smile is a lively portrait within
which the teeth are individually carved; visible double-chins and enormous earlobes on his shoulders, his features are
subtly portrayed with laughing eyes, two boys are also superbly defined with individual features. In all a spirited fine
carving with a few minor age splits, overall well preserved through the ages.