A fine buffalo-horn carving of a qilin 18th/19th century (2)

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Lot 98
A fine buffalo-horn carving of a qilin
18th/19th century

Sold for £ 3,187 (US$ 4,299) inc. premium
A fine buffalo-horn carving of a qilin
18th/19th century
Well carved standing on its long hoofed feet above crashing waves, with its head turned back towards the tail, with the jaws open, bulging eyes and a single horn above the finely incised mane, the scaly body with raised flames around its haunch, the horn of translucent amber tone, wood stand. 9.8cm (3 7/8in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 十八/十九世紀 角雕麒麟擺件

    Provenance: a Western private collection
    Roger Keverne Ltd., London

    Published and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer 2012, London, 2012, no.102.

    來源:西方私人收藏
    倫敦古董商Roger Keverne Ltd.

    出版著錄:Roger Keverne Ltd.,「夏季展覽」,倫敦,2012年,編號102

    Compare a related ivory figure of a qilin, early 19th century, illustrated in Chinese Ivories from the Shang to the Qing, London, 1984, no.148.
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