Lot 79. A blue and white 'qilin' sleeve vase, 17th century. Height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
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.
Property from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton.
Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021