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Antique 19c. Guangxu Period Chinese Famille Rose Buddha Hotei 布袋 With 5 Children For Sale

Antique 19c. Guangxu Period Chinese Famille Rose Buddha Hotei 布袋 With 5 Children

Antique Hand Painted Porcelain Chinese Buddha or Hotei San with 5 children from 19th Century Chinese Guangxu Period (1875-1908). This is also called a Laughing Buddha.
Depicted in an ever smiling face with five happy and active children clambering playfully all over him, with his Sack of Plenty in his left hand, and his Worry Beads in his right.
The Laughing Buddha with Children is a must for couples longing for the pitter-patter of little feet to fill their homes with more joy and laughter. The Laughing Buddha loves children and is very protective of them. Having him at home will ensure your children are shielded from harm.

This good fortune Laughing Buddha with Five Kids symbolizes good luck in starting a wholesome family that is always filled with laughter and happiness, as well as the ability to control rebellious children in the household.

The base has an impressed Chop Mark.
Please see all images of this amazing antique Buddha.
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Measures approximately 9" tall x 10" wide

Great addition to any collection.
***all sizes are approximate. We ship worldwide.

History:
According to Chinese history, Budai was an eccentric Chán monk (Chinese: 禅; 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: 契此; pinyin: qiècǐ; 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.

HOTEI 布袋
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 布袋. Male. The god of contentment and happiness, guardian of children, and patron of bartenders. Hotei 布袋 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 布袋, lit. = 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 扇 (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). Hotei is most likely based on the itinerant 10th-century Chinese Buddhist monk and hermit Budaishi (d. 917), who is said to be an incarnation of Miroku Bodhisattva (Maitreya in Sanskrit).

Hotei is sometimes shown surrounded by a group of small children, romping and squealing in delight around his rotund shape. For many more details on Hotei, click here for story by Jennifer Polden.

In recent times, Hotei is also referred to as the patron saint of restaurateurs and bartenders. When one over eats and over drinks, one may sometimes jokingly attribute it to Hotei’s influence.

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