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Figure of Hotei

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Ormolu-mounted. Forming a brûle-parfum, with nodding head and perforated body, seated on his bag of laughter, his hands on his knees and his head entirely bald, decorated in the Kakiemon palette with flower sprays skillfully enclosing the perforations, with ormolu collar and gadrooned base, on...

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Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

French, about 1745


Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

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Porcelain; bronze gilded mount