Antique Buddha Museum Statues
Happy Buddha Budai Antique Chinese Carved Boxwood Statue

Happy Buddha

Budai with Boys

Origin: China. Circa: early Republics, 1930s'
H 12 in.(30cm), W 5.5 in.(14cm), D 5 in.(12.5cm)
Condition: Crack lines, overall very good condition!
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.

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