A Blanc-De-Chine Figure Of Budai, 17th-18th Century.Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

The laughing figure shown seated leaning against a large cloth sack, holding a pearl in his left hand while the right hand rests on his knee, wearing loosely draped robes that expose his corpulent torso, covered in a glaze of ivory tone; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide, wood stand. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000

Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.

The property of an American Collector.

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plazza www.christies.com