London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A BLUE AND WHITE GARLIC NECKED BOTTLE VASE, KANGXI (1662-1722)
painted to the body with a Qilin, with dragon head, lion body, bushy tail and long feathered wings, and a seated Buddhistic lion, surrounded by Buddhistic precious objects and bolts of thunder that run up the neck of the vase -- 8 5/8in. (21.8cm.) high.
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