A pale green jade carving of a Qilin 18th century
Lot 46
A pale green jade carving of a qilin 18th century
Sold for £144,000 (US$ 235,306) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman
A pale green jade carving of a qilin
18th century
The mythical beast well carved supported on its back haunches with its front feet raised, the head held high, with bulging eyes under prominent brows, the curved horn flanked by the ears, with a raised nose above the mouth holding a large leafy lingzhi fungus sprig, the trifurcated tail flicked to one side with the hair well denoted, the underside with well-defined feet and hooves, the stone of pale green tone with a light russet inclusion cleverly used to highlight the horn, wood stand, box. 12.5cm (4⅞in) wide (3).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an English private collection, purchased in the 1970s according to the family.
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