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Hardstone Carving of a Water Buffalo

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
135
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Hardstone Carving of a Water Buffalo, China, in a recumbent position with its legs folded beneath itself, its head turned to the side with ears and ridged horns backward, and tail swirled to the side, carved and incised details including a whorl of hair on both buttocks, mottled celadon stone with widespread white opaque inclusions, brown spots, and natural fissures and cracks, highly polished, ht. 2 7/8, wd. 6 1/4, dp. 5 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,200

a chip (could be natural) to backbone, three stickers to base, otherwise in good condition.


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Keywords

China, Celadon, Hardstone, Stones

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