Lot 156. A gilt-bronze figure of Budai, 17th century; 36.2cm., 14 ¼ in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. © Sotheby's.

the laughing Buddha seated in rajalilasana, the right hand resting on the raised right knee holding a beaded necklace, dressed in loose robes opening at the chest to reveal the large belly, the robes hemmed with lotus bands, the face with a cheerful expression, flanked by a pair of long pendulous ears, crowned with a tiara. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014