Figure of Budai Heshang, or Laughing Buddha
Height: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Porcelain (blanc de chine)
Not On View
Three paper labels, one a fragment:
"Bluett / Lon[don]"
"Late Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 A.D."
"Collection G. Ephis"
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).
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