Chinese turquoise glazed biscuit porcelain joss stick holder modelled as a seated Budai, his right hand holding a bead necklace on his raised knee while his left hand holds a treasure sack, covered overall in a rich even turquoise glaze pooling at the edges.
2 ½ inches, 6.4 cm high; 2 ¾ inches, 7 cm wide.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- Purchased from Pierre Saqué, 12 Avenue George V, Paris, 3rd April 1929, with Dupuy Saqué label.
- A similar pair from the collection of Baron Fould-Springer and René Fribourg was sold by Sotheby’s London in their auction of Fine Chinese Eighteenth Century Porcelain and Jades, 22.d October 1963, lot 62, p. 23, illustration opposite.
Two base chips restored.