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Chinese Celadon Jade Water Buffalo


The subject of this Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) carving is a recumbent water buffalo. The jade itself has a dark celadon color in the front, though most of the reverse, top, and back end of the animal are deeply striated with russet veins. It measures 13 inches length by 6 inches height and comes with a carved wood stand. This piece was exhibited by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in its 1971 exhibition, “3 Dynasties of Jade”. It was plate #16. (cj15)

Price: $175,000