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    • Jade Water Buffalo
    • Jade Water Buffalo
    • Jade Water Buffalo
    Jade Water Buffalo

    Early Chinese Metalwork in Gold and Silver; Works of Art of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    15 March - 26 March, 2011

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    Jade Water Buffalo

    Late Ming - early Qing dynasty, 17th century

    Carved from a single massive block of greyish-green jade, this magnificent animal has passed through several distinguished English collections.  It may once have furnished a Chinese Imperial palace.

    Length: 31.5cm; Weight: 10.5kg