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I have acquired this Buffalo ornament on a stand with what

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I have acquired this Buffalo ornament on a stand with what seems like a nutsake? on the front. The stand is fixed to both ornaments on it. It is quite heavy and is 7" long and 4" high. I really don't know what its made of, assume Marble, but could this be a jade of some sort. There are no holes to denote a resin and the carving is quite intricate. The base is quite a reddish colour with lots of Chinese writing, assuming the makers mark, but cant make this out at all. I have tried to research this ornament, but cannot find one anywhere. Would love to know what the figure is or means, what its made of and if you are aware of the markings on the base. Lastly, it is worth anything? I paid £10.50 for it. Regards,
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 7 months ago.

Hello my name is Glenda,
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I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, appraising, antique shop owner, buying and selling on today's current market. Buying and selling everything from elegant glassware to the most primitive of items and so much more to include books. I will do all I can to find out the most information on your item and the value for you. I have access to many data bases, and extensive current library of price guides, as well as access to leaders in the field of antiques and personal property. If another expert should happen to get on your question after my response to you, it is your right to let them know you are working with me. If you wish to continue working with me .
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The Carved Buffalo is from the early part of the 20thC, it is of a Marble or Stone Medium, these were sold in many shops in China, as well as Street Markets,. The Buffalo is scared to the Chinese.

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Oxen, cows, beef cattle, buffalo and so on are an important motif in Chinese mythology. Chinese have many myths about the oxen or ox-like beings, both celestial and earthly varieties. I cannot tell you who made it since there is no one to read Chinese.

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Chinese myths focus on oxen-related subjects, such as plowing and agriculture or ox-powered carriage. Another important role for beef cattle is in the religious capacity of sacrificial offerings.

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The Ornament has an estimated value on the current market for an average of £50.00-65.00 depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.

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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.

You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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