• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 308

    A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE MODEL OF A CROUCHING BIXIE

    Price Realised  

    A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE MODEL OF A CROUCHING BIXIE
    the mythical animal in alert position, carved with bared teeth, wide eyes and thick eyebrows, with two long horns between curled ears and two scrolling wings to its shoulder, its long tail wrapped around its hindquarters -- 3in. (7.8cm.) long, fitted box.


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    Provenance

    Private Collection.


    Literature

    Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, p. 383, no. 313.