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A large green jade figure of a recumbent buffalo on a fitted wood stand Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century | 清十八/十九世紀 青玉臥牛

A large green jade figure of a recumbent buffalo on a fitted wood stand Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century | 清十八/十九世紀 青玉臥牛

A large green jade figure of a recumbent buffalo on a fitted wood stand Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century | 清十八/十九世紀 青玉臥牛

A large green jade figure of a recumbent buffalo on a fitted wood stand

Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century

清十八/十九世紀 青玉臥牛

(2)


Length 18.5 cm, 7¼ in.

The figure has a tiny nick to the bottom edge of one hoof.


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Comparable figure of green jade buffalos from the Summer Palace and fabled collections include the spinach-green jade Pelham water buffalo, sold at Woolley and Wallis, Salisbury, 20th May 2009, lot 388. Further examples from this group include two examples now in the Woolf Charitable Trust, published in The Woolf Collection of Chinese Jade, a catalogue to accompany the exhibition Masterpieces of Chinese Jade from the Woolf Collection, Sotheby’s, London, 2013, pls 99 and 100;  the Jacob Goldschmidt jade buffalo, included in the exhibition Austellung Chinesischer Kunst, Gelleschaft fur Ostiasiatische Kunst and Preussische Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, 1929, cat. no. 1085, and the Baron Lionel de Rothschild jade buffalo, formerly in the collection of Somerset de Chair, later in the Eckstein collection, sold twice in our London rooms, 19th April 1937, lot 47, and 9th December 1948, lot 111. See also the Oscar Raphael buffalo, from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, illustrated in James C.S. Lin, The Immortal Stone, Cambridge, 2009, pl. 36.