Chinese Famille Rose Buddha Hotei?? Guanxu Period Late Qing Marked.This is also called a Laughing Buddha. Depicted in an ever smiling face, big belly with his Sack of Plenty in his left hand, and his Worry Beads in his right. This Laughing Buddha symbolizes good luck and good fortune! The base has an impressed Chop Mark.
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Measures approximately 12.75 tall x 12.5 wide. Great addition to any collection. History: According to Chinese history, Budai was an eccentric Chán monk Chinese:? Pinyin: chán who lived in China during the Later Liang Dynasty (907-923 CE). He was a native of Fenghua, and his Buddhist name was Qieci Chinese:??Pinyin: qièci; literally "Promise this". He was considered a man of good and loving character. The term buddha means "one who is awake", connoting one who has awakened into enlightenment. Over the history of Buddhism, there have been several notable figures who would come to be remembered as, and referred to as, buddhas.
Later followers of the Chan school would come to teach that all beings possess Buddha nature within them, and are already enlightened, but have yet to realize it. This teaching would continue into Zen. Budai is often conflated with (or simply replaces) the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, in spite of the distinct visual differences in how each has been depicted. In India, Nepal, and throughout southeast Asia, Gautama (who lived during the 6th century BCE) is commonly depicted as being tall and slender in appearance.In contrast, in China and those areas to which Chinese cultural influence spread, the depiction of Budai (who lived during the 10th century CE) is consistently short and round. Folklore: Budai in folklore is admired for his happiness, plenitude, and wisdom of contentment. One belief popular in folklore maintains that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
In Japan, Hotei persists in folklore as one of the Seven Lucky Gods (Shichi Fukujin) of Taoism. God of Contentment & Happiness Origin = China Taoism / Buddhism Chinese Name Budai or Putai Said to be an incarnation of Miroku Bosatsu Miroku in China is known as Miluo Fo (or as Miluo Pusa) Hotei known as the Fat Buddha or Laughing Buddha in the West Hotei is one of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods. Reportedly based on a real person. Associated Virtue = Magnanimity Hotei?? The god of contentment and happiness, guardian of children, and patron of bartenders.Has a cheerful face and a big belly. He is supposedly based on an actual person, and is widely recognized outside of Japan as the Fat, Laughing Buddha.
He carries a large cloth bag over his back Nunobukuro?? = cloth bag, one that never empties, for he uses it to feed the poor and needy. It includes an inexhaustible cache of treasures, including food and drink.
Indeed, the Japanese spelling of "Hotei" literally means cloth bag. He also holds a Chinese fan called an oogi? (said to be a "wish giving" fan -- in the distant past, this type of fan was used by the aristocracy to indicate to vassals that their requests would be granted). This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "goldcrownmarket" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.