Cloisonné Enamel Water Buffalo Vessel, Qianlong Mark, 19th Century or Earlier
The muscular beast with its tail tucked between its hind legs, swirling patterns along the body completed in navy blue, green, red, and gold against a sky-blue ground
length 7.9" — 20 cm.
four-character Qianlong mark
Another buffalo of similar form can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum, number M.75-1953
Department: Asian Art