An unusual large painted lacquer model of a qilin Qing Dynasty
Lot 232
An unusual large painted lacquer model of a qilin
Qing Dynasty
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 17,000 - 25,000
Auction Details
An unusual large painted lacquer model of a qilin Qing Dynasty
Lot Details
An unusual large painted lacquer model of a qilin
Qing Dynasty
The mythical beast carved standing on four straight legs and looking forward with a spotted face and grinning mouth showing strong white teeth inside red flaming lips, the dark mane flowing over the shoulders towards the saddlecloth painted on each side with two bats in flight above towering rockwork and foaming waves all bordered by gilt floral sprays, a fitting shaped as a vase tied with a sash balanced on the back of the qilin, the tufted tail raised and the body carefully painted with darker streaks on orange-red ground to imitate animal hide. 80cm (31½in) long

Footnotes

  • 清 漆繪麒麟立像
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