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Antique Chinese Happy Buddha Porcelain Figure Kuang Hsu Period China circa 1875

This antique Chinese Happy Buddha porcelain figure from the Kuang Hsu period in China circa 1875 was often presented as a wedding gift wishing the new couple great prosperity as evidenced by the children climbing over his body. Children represented great abundance in China because of their ability to care for their parents as they aged. Chinese culture has always shown reverence for the wisdom of elders and affords them great respect. The brilliant painting and individually drawn faces give this figure its carefree and cheerful appearance.

# CM16

DIMENSIONS

3.50" w x 7.00" d x 8.00" h

8.89cm w x 17.78cm d x 20.32cm h

$834.00

This antique Chinese Happy Buddha porcelain figure was presented as a wedding gift wishing the new couple great prosperity as evidenced by the children climbing over his body. Children represented great abundance in China because of their ability to care for their parents as they aged. Chinese culture has always shown reverence for the wisdom of elders and affords them great respect. The brilliant painting and individually drawn faces give this figure it's carefree and cheerful appearance. Please note the maker's impressed "chop" or signature on the underside.