A 'Dehua' figure of Budai, 19th-20th century

Lot 296. A 'Dehua' figure of Budai, 19th-20th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD.Photo: Sotheby's

modeled wearing loose-fitting robes ribbon-tied below a well-rounded stomach, the jovial deity holding a pearl in the right hand, standing on a knotted cloth sack with waves curling up from beneath, the back with impressed double gourd mark reading He Chaochun - Height 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm.

From the Collection of Richard Lehman Gray

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM