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Lot 197: MAGNIFICENT ARCHAISTIC GREY JADE CARVING OF A BUFFALO MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY 22cm wide
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
MAGNIFICENT ARCHAISTIC GREY JADE CARVING OF A BUFFALO
MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
exquisitely carved in the round as a recumbent buffalo with legs tucked under and tail flicked to the side, the head turned towards the viewer with mouth open, the horns, eyes, nostrils and hooves detailed with incised grooves in an archaistic style, the smoothly polished stone of a dark grey tone with russet and icy inclusions
- Good overall condition
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The Collection of Professor J.E.Webb (1915-2011) (for more information on Professor Webb, please see lot 223), acquired from William Clayton Fine Chinese Jade, Porcelain and Oriental Works of Art, with original receipt dated 25th August 1973.