This little Buddha was created with a light clay or papier mache shell and then coated with cinnabar lacquer, then carved to add details. He is perched on a carved stand that was made for him sometime later, though the stand itself is of a vintage type. He seems to be looking off to the side, maybe a whimsical touch by the maker. He measures 1 inch tall, 1 1/5 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches deep. On the stand he is about 2 inches tall. Circa 1900 - 1920. Note the sticker on the bottom from old Hong Kong!
A Little Antique Cinnabar Buddha on Stand