Object Image

Recumbent horse


This sculpture of a horse, made of a particularly lustrous pale jade, was probably acquired by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, who had a keen interest in Eastern art. Jade is a very hard stone, particularly prized in China, where it is believed to ward off evil.

Earliest Rothschild collector: Baron Edmond de Rothschild; b.1845, d.1934

Credit: Waddesdon (Rothschild Family)...

18th Century
Image and text © Waddesdon Manor, 2019

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