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    Posted 9 years ago

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    Does anyone know anything about this Buddha? I have seen them on eBay for such a difference in price, from $50 to over $2000. Leading me to believe the ones that have these don't know much about them either.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      The The Laughing Buddha with children . I have seen him in a few styles some appear older . I believe yours to be 1950's
      Pu-tai, Protector of Children

      The tales of Ch'i-t'zu spread throughout China, and he came to be called Pu-tai (Budai), which means "hempen sack." He carries a sack with him full of good things, such as sweets for children, and he is often pictured with children. Pu-tai represents happiness, generosity and wealth, and he is a protector of children as well as of the poor and the weak.
      I agree prices are all over the place with one that is made just like yours .Several have different marks on bottom and slight differences in children clothes colors ? I think their are a few Asian collectors that might help on CW .
      Here is one that sold many did not . It is marked like yours .

    2. CollectibleTalk CollectibleTalk, 9 years ago
      Thank you very kindly for the information Manikin! I really enjoy learning about the history of collectibles and especially ones I happen to own. I'm glad I discovered this site and the fine folks here. I'm going to go check out the link you gave now.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Your welcome and hope that helped a bit . Very nice to have you join us on CW :-))))
    4. Karls.collectibles Karls.collectibles, 7 years ago
      I have one of these and it is very cool...I wish I knew how old it is it is very heavy...

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