London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A CALCIFIED JADE CARVING OF A QILIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
the mythical animal seating on its back legs, facing forward with clenched teeth and bulging eyes, with a pair of wings to the back and a horn to the head -- 2 1/8in. (5.4cm.) high, fitted stand.
Plesch collection (Hs 5.4); acquired from Spinks, London, 1991.
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Spinks, Chinese Jade, An Important Private Collection, Opens 28th November 1991, London, 1991, pp. 78-79, no. 159.
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