A representation of contentment in China, the beloved figure with a large protruding stomach is known as Hotei, the "Laughing Buddha." Almost always shown smiling or laughing, his name means “cloth sack” because he carries donations of food, clothing and candy to give to children -- a veritable fat, jolly, Asian Santa Claus.
A unique carved variegated bezel-set jade clasp on five strands of faceted semi-transparent pale green fluorite & faceted apple-green Australian chryoprase. Sterling silver. One of a kind.