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Height: 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm)
Marks: incised Japanese Palace inventory number 219 w
Pagoda figures designed as incense burners were perhaps the earliest figures produced in porcelain at the Meissen manufactory. They were modeled after late seventeenth century Chinese blanc-de-chine figures of Pu-tai Ho-shang (now called Budai), the corpulent monk. Many variations of the model occur.