Fat Buddha Statue

by Ed
(Ohio)

Front View

Front View

Front View markings highlighted Side View Bottom

Peter,
Just wanted to get an idea of year, nature of the markings and possible value for the Buddha. Been in my family for over 60 years.

Thanks for your help.

Ed

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Laughing Buddha
by: peter

Hi Ed,
We cannot help with values. Please read "Value of antiques" in the left menu.

What you have is a 20th century item, most likely republic period. You will find more information in the Glossary under Budai or Laughing Buddha.
The larger mark is unreadable. If you want me to read it you should try to photograph it at an angle or use another method to make the character lines better visible.
The mark gives the name of the artisan or shop.

The smaller mark says "Fujian Huiguan",which was a sort of association of porcelain figurine artisans or producers making mostly figurines, many of Taoist or Buddhist nature The laughing Buddha is a prominent item among these. Mostly they are categorized as republic porcelain. Yours is likely from the first half of the 20th century.

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