Lot 3. A fine white jade ‘Boy and Buffalo’ group, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 11.2cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's.
the buffalo carved recumbent with its head turned gently towards its left, detailed with a pair of striated horns, large round eyes and flaring nostrils suspending a twisted rope, a cheerful boy crouching beside its back and holding a leafy millet spray, the stone of a translucent white tone.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014