Seller: siamgalleryco (488) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152081708715 Type: Statues and Figures, Primary Material: Jade, Age: 1850-1899, Region of Origin: China, Original/Reproduction: Original, Details: BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. KOREA. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET Antique Chinese Jade Carved 'Boy Riding a Water Buffalo', Late Qing Dynasty. Description: An exquisite Qing Dynasty Green Jadestone Sculpture, hand-carved in traditional Chinese taste, depicting a young Imperial child riding the back of a water buffalo meandering the river banks, with waves washing ashore under the oxens chin. Comfortably seated, the boys head is tilted back with joyful expression, wearing an imperial style robe, holding a rope with his right hand, while supporting himself with the left. The buffalo motions with his powerful stride on four legs, looking straight ahead, with two horns boldly curved back towards the rider, The ox is intricately rendered with strong muscular posture, fur hide incised, eyes bulging in emotion, the mouth open, tongue visible, exaggerated hooves, and long swaging tail. All natural patina, smooth surface stained with finely ground 'Cinnabar', an oil-based paste, used in early Chinese art. As in Chinese literature and art history during the Ming and Qing dynasty, the picturesque scene of a "little boy riding on the buffalo" is a favorite motif, intended to give aesthetic pleasure to the beholder, and as an expression of good wishes, concerning the recipient's longevity, and to transmit a hidden message to him, albeit in graphic form - to show the juxtaposition of a young valnerable child and physically powerful animal, were to symbolize the docile nature of the buffalo and ease with which they can be made obedient, even by a child. Important to agriculture, the water buffalo or ox symbolizes springtime, harvest and fertility, representing a simple and idyllic life. Data Observation: Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Estimate Value: We are offering this item to our Ebay audience at a considerable lower wholesale value. Dimensions: Length: 9.5 inches (24.13cm) Height: 6.0 inches (15.24cm). Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (2-4 weeks). All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government. The winning bidder agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 7 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifing that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. Please allow time for pictures to load. View additional photos below.