A blue and white ‘qilin‘ vase, gu, Shunzhi. Estimate £2,000 – 3,000 (€2,500 – 3,800). Photo: Bonhams.
Painted with a scaly qilin below flame motifs, seated in a landscape of plantain and rockwork, the mid section with pomegranate and stylised flower sprays, the lower register with foliate pendants, metal rim mount. 39.5cm (15.1/2in) high.
Provenance: an English private collection
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 3 Nov 2014 10:30 GMT, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE