Lot 216
  • 216

A YELLOW JADE 'QILIN' CARVING YUAN / MING DYNASTY

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
Sold
15,000 USD
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Description

formed from an oval pebble, the body recumbent with the head turning to the left and the forepaws tucked beneath the jaw, the wide face set with round eyes, pointed ears, a tapering beard, and a long horn extending down the neck and between the shoulders, the bifurcated tail wrapping around the hips at each side, the swirls of qi emanating from the fur seamlessly blending with the wispy pattern of the cloud on which the animal rests, the stone a pale yellowish-beige color with fine russet striations, wood stand (2)
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