6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 3,500 - GBP 4,500
A BRONZE QILIN CENSER, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
modelled standing four-square upon the body of a writhing snake, the body scaled with tightly curled mane, the fierce horned head hinged to the chest area to form the cover for the hollow body within -- 10¼in. (26cm.) high.
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