21 août 2017

An early Chinese white jade carved figure of a bixie, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

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 Joel. The Decorative Arts Collection of James Fairfax AC, 18:30 AEST, Thursday 31 Aug
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29 mars 2017

A superbly carved and rare yellow jade figure of a bixie, Eastern Han – Six Dynasties

Lot 3038. A superbly carved and rare yellow jade figure of a bixie, Eastern Han–Six Dynasties. Estimate3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (364,987 - 486,650 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's powerfully worked in the form of a prowling bixie with the left front leg striding forward, the horned mythical beast portrayed menacing with the head held high and an open mouth baring its teeth, below thick eyebrows and a pair of horns, the cheeks detailed with circular motifs, above the beard falling on... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

A grey and black jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 33, A grey and black jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$ 150,000 - 200,000 (€17,000 - 23,000). Photo: Bonhams. The mythical beast in an aggressive stance ready to pounce, with its head turned left and jaws wide open, the muscular body framed by a pair of wings and with a bifurcated tail, the stone of a greyish-white tone with various gradients of dark brown inclusions and veins. 5.5cm (2 1/8in) long Published and Illustrated: Art and Imitation in China, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2016

A rare jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later

Lot 32, A rare jade carving of a chimera, bixie, Han Dynasty or later. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. Carefully carved in mid-stride with wings issuing from the muscular front legs, its body with incised details and a bifurcated tail, the beast's head with opened jaws depicting a ferocious facial expression framed by a long beard and a pair of curved horns, the pale greenish-grey stone with calcified opaque buff areas. 8.7cm (3 3/8in) long Published and... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2015

Chinese Metalwork at Asian Art in London 2015

Bronze mythical creature, bixie, China, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Length: 19.5 cm. BEN JANSSENS ORIENTAL ART LTD, Dealer. Bronze mirror, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25 – 220. Diameter: 5 3/4 inches, 14.6 cm. Thickness: 1/8 inch, 0.3 cm
. BEN JANSSENS ORIENTAL ART LTD, Dealer. CONTACT: Ben Janssens, Aziza Bhatia, Grace Tu. Phone +44 (0)20 7976 1888 - info@benjanssens.com - www.benjanssens.com A gilt-bronze octagonal cup with eight panels in relief and... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2012

Ewer in the shape of a bixie, Vietnam, Annam period, 7th–8th century

Ewer in the shape of a bixie, Vietnam, Annam period, 7th–8th century. Stoneware with straw-colored glaze, molded and incised decoration. 5 1/8 x 6 5/16 in (13 x 16 cm). Anonymous gift. Accession number 2002.748. © 2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Ewer in the shape of a bixie, a mythical animal that can frighten away evil and expel bad luck. Provenance: Collected by the donor in Vietnam in 1990 or slightly earlier CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ: Truong, Philippe, The Elephant and the Lotus: Vietnamese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]