3637
3637
A SUPERBLY CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A QILIN
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
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3637
A SUPERBLY CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A QILIN
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
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A SUPERBLY CARVED IVORY FIGURE OF A QILIN
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
the animal depicted standing with its left foreleg raised, its poised body well defined with scales, the muscular limbs with tufts of hair at the joints and terminating in hooves, its horned head turned sharply backwards looking towards its bushy tail formed from a mass of elaborate billowing long curls, the face finely detailed with large eyes beneath neatly combed heavy eyebrows and a knopped forehead, above a large snout and an agape mouth revealing sharp teeth, its mane falling into tight coils along the striated neck, the ivory patinated to a creamy-white tone
w. 14 cm, 5 1/2  in.
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Provenance

A Belgian private collection.
Paul Delplace, 1967.
Sotheby's Paris, 9th June 2011, lot 59.

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