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sin-you

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

Han Dynasty-style Sin-you / Dog / Dragon, China

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This is a Han Dynasty traditional motif with markings of longevity and wisdom. Probably a brass cast with brass wire forming the inlaid pattern. The Sin-you is symbolic of justice and truth. Circa mid-1900’s. In very good condition.   This item has been SOLD. Thanks Mark S. !!  

Blue / White Porcelain Mythical Sin-you, China

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Detail: Stylized from the Chinese chimerical creature. It doesn’t have the imposing presence nor the shaggy mane but with the horn and hooves it appears to be a “mild” version of the Sin-you. Notice the hollowed out nostrils. Great details and vivid blue color. Circa mid-1900’s. Perfect condition.

Huge Jade Unicorn or Sin-you, China

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This is a huge, 78-pound stunning piece that is either a Chinese unicorn with styling from the Ming Dynasty or a Sin-you that is symbolic of justice and truth. Sin-you’s are mythological creatures from East Asia. Hand carved from nephrite and was in a private home… Continue reading
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