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Old and Rare Single Horned Sin-you with Ruyi Sceptre in Mouth. Paperweight. Bronze. China.

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  Chinese mythology is full of fantastic supernatural and mythical creatures. While Westerners are most familiar with dragons and the phoenix, throughout Asia there are numerous less-known mythological beings.   So to start with, this is not a Kirin, Qilin, Tiam Lu, Pixiu, Zheng, or a number of other hybrid… Continue reading

Antique Chi Lin. Classic Feng Shui. Mythical Hooved Chimerical Creatures. Qilin. Kirin. Bronze. Brass. China.

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    Absolutely NOTHING beats an antique pair of these creatures with the head of a dragon, body of a horse and scales of a carp fish. The energy, the detail and the workmanship is spectacular!!   It is believed that if you look into the eyes of the… Continue reading

Natural Green Jade Chi-Lin Pair. Statues. Qilin. Kylin. Feng Shui. Xiu or Nephrite. China

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  Chi Lin – or the Dragon Horse – is a classic feng shui protection cure and mythological creature. Loyal to its owner and a protector to the owner’s house, the Chi Lin is of a royal status than other guardians.   Xiu Jade – aka Xiuyan… Continue reading

Qing Dynasty-Styled Qilin Mythological Creature Brass Statue, China

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Detail: If you possess a Qilin, it is a good omen. Acquired in a rural Chinese village by a San Francisco collector. Circa mid- to late-1900’s. In very good condition. A small amount of oxidation is present that can be removed with a cotton cloth… Continue reading

Antique Silver Mythical Chinese Qilin Chop / Seal, China

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Detail: I do not have a lot of details on this chop but it appears to be a silver and nickel composite. I secured this from a Midwest antique dealer. I think it is a Qilin, a mythical Chinese beast. They are known as good omens.… Continue reading

Horned Qilin in Tri-color Pottery, China

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A true one-of-a-kind ceramic piece of a Qilin, a sacred pet of the deities. This representation of the Qilin beast is from the Ming Dynasty. From a private collector in Toronto. Circa 1970’s. In good condition.   This stunning statue has SOLD. Thanks, M.S. !!
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