London, South Kensington
18 May 2007
A pale celadon jade model of a qilin, late 18th/early 19th Century
the recumbant beast carved with its head turned fully to the right, the head with bulging eyes, horn and long hairy beard, its scrolling tail resting on its right haunch, a lingzhi spray clutched between its jaws -- 4in. (10.2cm.) wide, wood stand.
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