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Chinese Blanc de Chine Porcelain Figure of a Bixie 19th Century
August 2019 Auction by Far East Asian Art

An auspicious animal made of a human face, horse mane, and lion body. They were guardians to protect against bad spirits. A well molded piece that is a sculptural work of art.

The figure is a heavy piece of white porcelain. The white color is not stark white, but rather has a yellow tone to the white. The figure sits on a square base with cut outs of circles and rounded flowers. The piece is molded, rather than shaped by hand. There are very subtle mold marks on the chest and back...
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