Figure of Budai Heshang, or Laughing Buddha

Chinese
Qianlong period
about 1740


Dimensions

Height: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.609

Medium or Technique

Porcelain (blanc de chine)

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Porcelain

Inscription

Three paper labels, one a fragment:
"Bluett / Lon[don]"
"Late Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 A.D."
"Collection G. Ephis"

Provenance

Bluett and Sons (dealer), London. 2006, sold by S. Marchant and Son (dealer), London, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger