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Lot 174: 汉 白玉雕辟邪教子赏件 Han, An Imposing White Jade Carving of Qilin with Cub
December 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Han, An Imposing White Jade Carving of Qilin with Cub
Finely carved recumbent with front legs outstretched, turning its head sharply towards its back, its dragon head detailed with bulging eyes below bushy brows, flared nostril with long curling whiskers, and a pair of stag antlers, a bifurcated tail flicked over its right haunch, a young cub clambering on its back. The mane and haunches incised with fine fur markings. The underside of the Qilin group with well carved details of their paws. The smoothly polished stone of even tone with russet inclusions.
Length: 7 in (17.8 cm)
Weight: 1533 g