Condition: three of the petals with frits to rim. The Qilin is a fire-breathing horned animal with hooves, the head of a dragon and the tail of a Buddhist lion.
It is a good omen, related with the birth of sons and the imminent birth or passing of a great sage. It is frequently depicted with the feng huang (phoenix), another good omen symbolic of good fortune, luck and signal of a virtuous ruler.
Update Due to current restrictions our access to some of our stock is limited. The item "Extremely rare small Chinese famille verte lotus dish, Kangxi (1662-1722)" is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "guestandgray" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.