Porcelain figure of reclining buffalo. Covered with gold enamel glaze, with eyes picked out in cream and brown. Traces of three kiln supports on underside.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Width: 83 millimetres
Room 95 label text:
Gold figure of a water buffalo
Both Chinese emperors and scholars ordered some porcelain as amusing trompe l’oeil artefacts to display. This small figure of a reclining water buffalo is covered with a golden glaze. This shiny glazed porcelain looks like a brass or gold object.
Porcelain with transparent and gold glaze
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, AD 1800–1911
Margaret Medley 1975, records: Elphinstone Gift. PDF card: 1952. Elphinstone Gift
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Object reference number: RRC39870
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