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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A WATER BUFFALO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
79
A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A WATER BUFFALO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A CELADON JADE CARVING OF A WATER BUFFALO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
recumbent with the body curled to one side and the legs tucked underneath, the head turned to rest on the shoulder and grasping a cluster of millet in the mouth, the long stalks falling across the animal's back and grazing against its twisting horns and upswept tail, the composition unified by the curving movements and high relief carving of each element, the stone an even pale green tone with hints of russet along the fine natural fissures, wood stand (2)
Length 3 1/8  in., 7.9 cm
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Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 5th March 1982.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 391.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York