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IMPERIAL CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART FROM THE DETRING/VON HANNEKEN COLLECTION

A SMOKY CRYSTAL 'QILIN' SEAL
QING DYNASTY, GUANGXU PERIOD
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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IMPERIAL CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART FROM THE DETRING/VON HANNEKEN COLLECTION

A SMOKY CRYSTAL 'QILIN' SEAL
QING DYNASTY, GUANGXU PERIOD
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A SMOKY CRYSTAL 'QILIN' SEAL
QING DYNASTY, GUANGXU PERIOD
of square section surmounted by a Qilin seated on its haunches with the body hunched, the beast depicted with a bifurcated mane and taut muscles detailed with fine incisions. the seal face carved with an inscription reading le min zhi le, (When a ruler rejoices in the joy of his people, they also rejoice in his joy)
5 cm,  2 in.
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Provenance

Collection of Gustav Detring (1842-1913) and/or Constantin von Hanneken (1854-1925), and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

A similar seal impression is recorded in the Guangxu Baosou (Catalogue of Imperial Seals of the Qing dynasty, Guangxu Section).

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