Lot 96: BRONZE FIGURE OF A WATER BUFFALO WARRING STATES PERIOD 9cm wide
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
BRONZE FIGURE OF A WATER BUFFALO
WARRING STATES PERIOD
the recumbent beast with its head raised, with raised humps between its shoulders and granulations simulating fur, with later hardwood stand
- Good overall appearance
- Encrustation, verdigris patination and soil deposits particularly around the edges of the base
- Further surfaces bruises as consistent with age
- Crack to one corner of the wood base
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Formerly in the collection of Frau E. Rosenheim, Mrs E. Bennet and Mrs Walter Sedgwick.
Exhibited in: Chinesische Kunst, Berlin, 1929, and illustrated in the catalogue as no. 63. For a similar example, see Karlgren and Wirgin, Chinese Bronzes : The Natanael Wessen Collection, pl. 67, no. 51b, p. 166-167.