item 628

Chinese boxwood figure

Chinese figure carved in one piece of boxwood depicting “budai”, he is always shown smiling or laughing , hence his nickname in Chinese , the “laughing buddha”, as he is traditionally depicted as fat, he is also referred as the ‘fat buddha’, especially in the Western World.
Our figure is shown lying down with a draped robe, holding a cup.

19th century



  • Length: 14cm
  • Height: 6.5cm