19 - 20 September 2013
A GREYISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE CARVING OF A QILIN
The auspicious beast is well carved in a recumbent position with legs tucked under its body above swirling clouds rising to one side, and the head is turned backwards with mouth slightly open exposing the teeth. There is a single horn between the ears, and there are finely incised hair markings either side of the knobby backbone leading to the long, bifurcated tail. The stone is of greyish-white color with some areas of light russet skin, predominantly to one side, highlighting the mane.
2½ in. (6.3 cm.) high
Dr. Leonard and Mrs. Ann Marsak Collection.
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