Large cloisonné enamel animals are quite rare and are more likely to represent buddhistic lions rather than qilin. A large cloisonné enamel figure of a lion with similar collar joining the neck and the body is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 43 - Metal Bodied Enamel Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, p. 167, no. 159 and a large qilin, p. 168, no. 160. See, also, the pair of large cloisonné and champlevé enamel figures of qilin from the C. Ruxton and Audrey B. Love Collection sold in these rooms, 20 October 2004, lot 610.