A pale green and russet jade carving of a bixie Ming Dynasty
Lot 25
A pale green and russet jade carving of a bixie Ming Dynasty
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 59,706) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman
A pale green and russet jade carving of a bixie
Ming Dynasty
Carved as a horned crouching mythical beast looking straight forward with a gentle expression, the body decorated with simple archaistic scrolls and the belly with large scales on the underside, the luxuriantly-bifurcated tail swooping back over the hind legs. 12.8cm (5in) long

Footnotes

  • 明 青玉雕辟邪

    Provenance: an English private collection; according to the family, acquired before 1954, and thence by descent
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