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VERY PALE JADE SCULPTURE REPRESENTING A BIXIE WITH CUB. CHINA, QING. 19TH CENTURY (or earlier)


Beautiful very pale jade sculpture representing a Bixie with cub. Coming from a very important english collection, where it has classified as Qianlong period (18th century), we preferred to re-label it as 19th century even if an older date cannot be excluded. High quality of the stone, in the "hue" of substantially white jade, with some very pale celadon nuances. China, Qing Dynasty, 19th century (or earlier). W. cm. 7.6

For comparison, please take a look at the pale celadon jade cup sold at Christie's New York, sale nr. 15487 of 15th may 2018, lot nr. 227 in the photos nr. 2 and 3.