Lot 211. A brown jade carving of a bixie, Song-Ming Dynasty; 8.8cm (3 1/2in) high. Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019
The beast deftly carved with head raised, a single horn curling down towards the back with knobbly spine, the flat-cut muzzle with bulbous nose, the large eyes beneath scallop-shaped brows, small stylised wings rising from the hind legs, a long curling tail wrapped around the left haunch, the dark stone accented with patches of russet skin, box and stand.
Provenance: Durwin Tang Collection.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019