London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese GILT-SPLASHED BRONZE MIRROR STAND IN THE FORM OF A QILIN, 17th CENTURY
the recumbent beast modelled with its head turned facing the rear, cast in relief with flame scrolls over its shoulders and haunches, the saddle bearing a crescent-shaped receptacle housing a small related mirror with calligraphy, the bronze with a dark patina, green in places with irregular gilt splashes, wood stand -- 11¾in. (30cm.) wide.
The Hon. Mrs. Nellie Ionides.
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