Lot 115
  • 115

A LARGE CELADON JADE CARVING OF A 'QILIN' EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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7,000 - 9,000 USD
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Description

  • Jade
carved recumbent with its legs tucked tightly underneath its body, the head turned sharply backward, its finely incised tail flicked upward along the rear haunches, a row of small apertures running down the spine, the beast depicted with bulging eyes, flaring nostrils, jagged mane and characteristic single horn, the gray-green stone suffused with streaky white and brown inclusions, wood stand (2)

Provenance

Acquired in the 1940s or 50s and thence by descent.
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