26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A MOTTLED GREY JADE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT QILIN
With raised head, a single curved horn, knobby backbone and tufted tail with fine hair markings
7½ in. (19 cm.) long
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Acquired in the 1950s-60s.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION
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