Chinese Republic Period Carved Chalcedony/Agate Figure of a Water Buffalo Lying (2932)
A very attractive carved and highly polished Chinese figure of a water buffalo. It is depicted lying down with head raised and comes with a fitted wooden stand. It is carved from chalcedony/agate and has tonal variation as can be seen. Please note it is very reflective so some of the lines you see in the images are from lighting and objects in the room. Also note the rough patch to the reverse where the artist has left a small patch of the natural texture of the rough crystal, perhaps as a nod to its natural heritage.
Provenance: From a private London estate with a number of other fine objects including jade figures which were obtained from the London art market from the 1970's to the 1990's. The figure appears to be early 20th century, probably Republic period.
Very good order, minimal wear. Small patch of rough deliberately left to the reverse. Beautifully polished and glossy.
Height: 7.7 cm ( 3 1/8 inch ) excluding stand
Width: 12.5 cm ( 5 inch ) excluding stand
Weight: 640 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 2932 MR22-2
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