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Laughing Buddha

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The two figures, each of a rotund, seated or squatting Chinese man, with a shaved head, grinning mouth, and long earlobes, are pressed from the same two-part mold. the hands, the left holding a peach, the right resting on the right knee, are molded separately and incerted into holes in the full...

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Paris; 1966, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Pagod (Magot de la Chine), mounted

French, about 1730–40

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15.5 x 12.4 cm (6 1/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain (pâte tendre) decorated in polychrome enamels and gold (probably later), with ormolu mounts




Ceramics, Porcelain