"You're new here. You didn't fill out your profile so I have no clue where (Country & city) you live.
You didn't bother to read the instructions. Esp, #3,4,5 & 6.
One (1) item per post. You can have as many Posts as you…"
"Not saying that Christie's is infallible, but here is a good example.
A RUSSIAN BRONZE BELL
USD 2,867CIRCA 1875, AFTER EVGENY ALEXANDROVICH LANCERAY (1848-1886) The handle modelled as a young boy with a shovel, the body with 'EL'…"
"Looking at the 'others' you've mentioned online, such as this one I saw on eBay, I'd say yours could be a copy. The slight differences such as the flattened shovel and less distinct details could be a result of a…"
" Probably is a Censer, which holds incense. Michael has correctly identified him. With these clues you should be able to find many similar on eBay (solds) and determine a value. I knew my ID wasn't correct because Hotei's big…"
"Sure Fred, as always I'll chime in when I can. Not all such statues are as easy to identify, even when you know of who they depict, some remain a bit generic and abstract, it really is up to the person when they come up with their design…"
"He is the immortal deity Shou Xing God of longevity/old age. There are numerous variations on the literal vs contextual translation, but he is most commonly, though not exclusively, depicted holding a peach of immortality from the peach garden…"
"I believe he is Hotei, the "Laughing Buddha" one of the Eight Immortals. Probably is a Censer, which holds incense. Rubbing his belly brings you good luck. Try his forehead instead as his belly is covered. With these clues you should…"
I found this today and can not figure what it is. Hand made of clay. Mouth and ears are open as well as holes punched in upper back. Incense smoker?? Candle Light ?? No clue and any help welcome. I found no markings.See More
"Mark, did you know that your Buddha is Japanese? The reverse swastika around the bottom is a Japanese symbol for Buddha and the writing on the incense holder spells "Buddhism or Buddha" in Japanese. Nice Find."
"This is a small 3 1/2" high mixed metal representation of the Buddah that I found in a thrift store; I sometimes place a small incense cone in the square portion and it seems that this is what this was made for. Not to compare this with…"