London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
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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Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, p. 383, no. 313.
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