An absolutely delightful polychrome carved sleeping Buddha child with "jeweled" anklets and bracelets. A similar, larger, figure without the anklets and bracelets was sold at Christies London in April 2007 -- they dated it as 20th century, however from our experience in Chinese carving and painting, we estimate this more precisely and consider it to be from the 1920's.
The child rests against a pillow with his head on his crooked right arm. His legs are tucked up behind each other and the left arm rests comfortably on the left thigh. The anklets are studded with mirrored glass and the bracelets with green glass. The whole is painted with an oil based paint, the pinky-flesh colored paint on the head is possibly a typical later touch-up although with the black paint underneath it may have been an intentional rendering of a shaved head. The red-brown paint on the base may also be a later touch-up.
Altogether demonstrating absolute serenity -- a lovely piece of popular art.
Size: approx 8" long x 6" high.
Condition: Some dings and bangs to the piece. Some paint losses and possibly touch ups. We have attempted to show these in the photos, but please email with any specific questions you may have.
Vintage Chinese Wood Carved Sleeping Child Buddha Polychrome