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A BROWN AND CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A BUFFALO
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 500,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
5
A BROWN AND CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A BUFFALO
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 500,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings

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Hong Kong

A BROWN AND CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A BUFFALO
SONG DYNASTY
modelled recumbent with the tail curled alongside its rear haunches, its head soaring upwards and further detailed with a pair of striated horns, almond-shaped eyes and funnel-shaped ears, pierced with a circular aperture just below the neck, the stone of a greyish celadon tone with patches of brown
4 cm, 1 5/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

The reclining buffalo, symbol of strength as well as tranquility, is a classic icon. Its bucolic aspect evokes the simple and true life in the countryside, and as the reputed mount of the philosopher Laozi, the buffalo also has strong Daoist connotations.

The current jade buffalo is finely worked from a pebble of celadon colour, suffused with patches of darker brown which have been skilfully incorporated to denote the natural colour of the animal. Pierced through the back, it would have been treasured by its owner and worn as an accessory. 

An Asian Collection of Jade Carvings

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Hong Kong