15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 23,750
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
AN AMBER CARVING OF A QILIN SEATED ON A GREEN STAINED IVORY STAND, THE STAND 18TH CENTURY
the amber beast modelled with a horn to the top if its head, with defined circular nodes to the spine and incised mane and tail detailing, the ivory stand carved and pierced as rockwork issuing bamboo branches and lingzhi sprays, stained a vibrant green -- the stand, 2¾in. (7cm.) wide.
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