A very rare 'qilin and deer' plaque Yuan dynasty
Lot 592
A very rare 'qilin and deer' plaque Yuan dynasty
HK$ 60,000 - 80,000
US$ 7,700 - 10,000

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 586-594)
A very rare 'qilin and deer' plaque
Yuan dynasty
The pierced design featuring the mythical beasts and a deer chasing each other, beneath leafy foliage bearing lingzhi issuing from rockworks, the stone polished to a soft luster tinged with russet inclusions and organic fissure lines along the extremities.
6.8cm wide.

Footnotes

  • Compare with a jade plaque of similar composition, illustrated in Possessing the Past. Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1996, p. 60, pl. 23.

    元 玉鏤雕雙麒麟牌飾
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