1957 Indochina Saigon figurine,.may be part of set,.mfg symbol
23 September 2022
Description

I figure is A God?

Dimensions

10 inches

Provenance

bought in Saigon 1957

Acquired from
Inherited
For sale
Maybe
Answered within 2 days
By Delia
Sep 25, 13:18 UTC
Fair Market Value
$100 - $150 USD
Suggested Asking Price $175 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Sam,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This figure is widely portrayed throughout Asia and is considered - because of his large belly - to represent abundance and good health. I don't recognize the symbol but this was almost certainly made for the export / tourist market.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage polychromed porcelain "Laughing Buddha" figure
made for the export market in Southeast Asia, circa 1950s
The rotund partially robed figure carrying a small child, marked indistinctly to the underside.
10 inches tall
CONDITION: appears to be in good condiiton
PROVENANCE: acquired in Saigon in 1957
$100-150*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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