"Rare Very Pale Celadon Jade Figure Of A Bixie With Cub"Rare pale celadon jade, depicting a Bixie with a cub resting on its back. Good quality carving, as seen in the little details. Also the stone shows a superb color, slightly green, but substantially in a almost white tone, with a very pale end even "hue". No cracks and no repairs, a few hairlines due to the natural texture of the gemstone. Classic example of workmanship of a good atelier (possibly imperial), it comes from an important antique english collection, where it has been labelled as Qianlong period, 18th century. In our very conservative approach to these masterpieces of chinese art, we preferred to re-label it generically as Qing period (1644 - 1912) and probably second half of 19th century, even if an earlier date cannot be excluded. The carving is 7.6 cm wide. China, Qing period (1644 - 1912), probably 19th century. For comparison, take a look to a similar carving sold at Christie's Hong Kong sale nr. 16695 of 9 october 2019, The Pavilion Sale, lot nr. 248, as seen in photos 4 and 5.