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    Sale 12548

    The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    5 April 2016, Hong Kong

  • Lot 160

    A BRONZE 'QILIN' CENSER AND COVER

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

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    A BRONZE 'QILIN' CENSER AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The sturdy beast is heavily cast standing foursquare, its head modelled with bulging eyes and a broad, flat nose; the mouth agape to reveal its set of sharp teeth; all below pricked ears and a single horn. The ridged spine forms part of a detachable cover above the opening on its back.
    10 1/4 in. (6.3 cm.) long, Japanese box


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