Pixiu / Pi Yao Green Archaic Jade Stone Mythical Creature, China
This is a great piece acquired in 2001 from an estate sale in Orange County California. The Pixiu is a hybrid creature that is meant to be a protector of Feng Shui practitioners. It looks to be hand carved, polished and is probably from mid- to late-1900s period.
The greenish – brown tint to jade is quite stunning.
Small chip over right eye brow but otherwise in very good condition. Bottom of paws are numbered, probably a lot number at the estate sale. Stand is not for sale.