Antique Chinese Ivory Figure of Happy Buddha

This ivory Buddha figure is depicted with a smiling countenance, showing dimples.  He is finely carved with a set of well-defined eyes and teeth and has the elongated ears of the Buddha signifying his wisdom.  He wears a long bead necklace and holds in his right hand a scrolled book that holds the Dharma, his teaching.  The figure shows the soft yellow patina of old elephant ivory.  He sits on a footed rosewood stand.  (Late 19th – Early 20th Century)

Price: $1500-1800 estimate