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PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A FINELY CARVED YELLOW JADE FIGURE OF A BUFFALO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
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PROPERTY FROM AN OLD HONG KONG COLLECTION

A FINELY CARVED YELLOW JADE FIGURE OF A BUFFALO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 875,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong

A FINELY CARVED YELLOW JADE FIGURE OF A BUFFALO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
depicted recumbent with its head turned to the left and resting on its forelegs, naturalistically rendered with alert eyes and flaring nostrils, crowned with a pair of curved striated horns, the body accentuated with a curved spine terminating in a tail sweeping underneath its hind haunch, the stone of an attractive warm yellow colour with light russet markings
6.4 cm, 2 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 2nd December 1976, lot 702.
Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999).

Catalogue Note

Finely carved as a recumbent buffalo, the peaceful and tranquil nature of the animal is expertly captured in the soft modelling of its body and pose, while the gently raised nose heightened by natural russet inclusions create a visually amusing detail. A jade buffalo rendered in a similar pose, from the collection of Rena G. Segal, was sold at Christie’s New York, 23rd March 1995, lot 208; a slightly smaller one was sold in our New York rooms, 3rd June 1979, lot 293; and another was sold in our London rooms, 28th October 1977, lot 284. See also one attributed to the 17th century, from the Hatik collection, sold in these rooms, 8th October 2010, lot 2796.

Chinese Art

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Hong Kong