Reclining Ho Ho Boy Charm

c. 1850
$880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 7.5" D: 3.5" H: 3.25"
Materials
Ceramic
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Collection #
BJD115
Estimated Shipping
$38

This 19th-century weight originally used its heft domestically to protect a child. A simple yet ingenious concept, the stone anchored the baby’s swaddling cloth to the bed so the child wouldn’t roll out. The handle of this glazed ceramic weight is shaped as a sleeping boy, mirroring the posture of a reclining buddha. Children, sometimes referred to as ho ho boys, are a common motif in Chinese art, and, like many buddhas, are considered charms for prosperity and abundance.

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