A blue and white 'qilin' sleeve vase, 17th century | 十七世紀 青花芭蕉麒麟圖筒瓶
A blue and white 'qilin' sleeve vase
the tall cylindrical body tapering to a waisted neck, boldly painted with a large scaly qilin seated on its haunches, looking back with flowing mane, ruyi-shaped nose and mouth agape, surrounded by a balustraded garden with pierced rockwork and banana trees, a band of stylized leaf tips encircling the rim
Height 12 in., 30.5 cm
In overall good condition with very minor and expected wear to the surface.
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