Lot 171. An early Chinese white jade carved figure of a bixie, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate $ 5,000-8,000. Photo Leonard Joel.

The mythical horned animal in a crouching position and carved with full rounded body, grasping a leafy 'lingzhi' spray (the sacred mushroom) in its mouth, 8.4cm length, with wooden stand.

Leonard JoelThe Decorative Arts Collection of James Fairfax AC, 18:30 AEST, Thursday 31 Aug