Lot 36
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A PALE GREY JADE 'QILIN AND BOOK' CARVING QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Sold
12,500 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

the fabulous animal depicted recumbent with hoofed legs tucked underneath the rotund body and its head turned to the left, depicted with an alert expression with flaring nostrils and round eyes framed by bushy eyebrows, with finely detailed mane and scales, its mouth issuing a stream of scrolling ruyi clouds supporting a book covered in floral diapers on its back, the translucent stone of a light grey colour mottled with black specks
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