Chinese not Japanese Antique Vintage Stone 貔貅 Pixiu Mythical Animal.
A large magnificent portrayal of a powerful Pixiu standing on four legs, mouth agape exposing ferocious fangs, beard flowing from chin to chest, wings rising either side of its portly body meeting the single horn at the back of its head. The stone in varying shades of tan, mutton fat ,interspersed with grey-green veins.
This Pixiu 貔貅 is known as Tiān Lù 天禄 , as it has the single horn at the back of its head.
Tiān Lù 天禄have a voracious appetite for only Gold, Silver and Jewels. Because of this they have always been regarded as auspicious creatures that possessed mystical powers capable of drawing Cai Qi 財氣wealth from all directions .
Tiān Lù 天禄 crave the smell of gold and silver and like to bring their masters money in their mouth. Statues of this creature are often used to attract wealth in feng shui, and are considered a powerful protector of practitioners of Feng Shui.
To own and display a Tiān Lù 天禄is to bring Gold Silver and Jewels into ones home....!!!
A majestic auspicious stone carving.
Formerly the property of a Japanese Collector. When purchased was advised that this is @ 100 years old. Not being an expert on stone / jade etc, I refer the classification of the type of stone, and age, to the expertise of others.
Please refer to the images for details. More images available on request
Condition : Excellent
Measurements / weight as close as possible
Length about : 21.9 cm
Height about : 14.0 cm
Depth about : 8.7 cm
Weight 2.75 Kgs Packed @ 5 kg
Personal Pick Up Welcome
Can post interstate (posted many items)
***Postal shipping a $7.5 packing charge applies.(additional packing required as stone)
I own what is possibly the largest collection of Japanese netsuke in Australia. Purchased in Japan over 35 years ago. From $400 to over $10,000 each, depending on the netsuke. If you are interested please contact me.
- Date Listed:14/01/2020
- Last Edited:14/01/2020
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