New Arrival

  |  April 17, 2015


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TWO SIDES OF PROTECTION!

   Porcelain Pixiu
  Porcelain Pixiu

Back in ancient times, there was no such thing as a home security system. There were no keypads, no electronic alarms, no trip wires or hidden security cameras, not even the clanging of an old fashioned alarm bell. There was only superstition, myth, and belief – and a series of objects, symbols really, that once displayed let people know you better not mess with their stuff.

These mythical creatures are part lion and part bird  
These mythical creatures are part lion and part bird  

This week’s New Arrival features porcelain sculptures depicting a pair of Pixiu, Chinese mythical creatures. The Pixiu is actually a hybrid – part lion, part bird – but it’s unusually strong powers make it unique. The Pixiu not only protects wealth, it can also make it grow; its body fattening as prosperity increases. If these Pixiu could speak, they would say: “What is worth protecting is worth growing.”

Seated Figures of Pixiu
China
Early 20th C.
Porcelain
6.5 W x 8 D x 10.5 H inches
$795 each

 

Part of a much larger collection of antique Chinese porcelain available exclusively at PRIMITIVE. For more information or to purchase, please contact a Client Advisor at 312-575-9600 or email info@beprimitive.com.

 

Part of a much larger collection of antique Chinese porcelain
This pair of Pixiu is part of a much larger collection of antique Chinese porcelain available exclusively at PRIMITIVE
 
Please contact a Client Advisor for more details, or to make an appointment call 1-312-575-9600
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