Monthly Archives: April 2008

Chinese Silver Coral Qilin Bracelet

The silver Qilin pendant in my last post is not the only use of this popular mythological figure in Chinese ornaments… the rank badges of high court officials would be embroidered with the Qilin, it appeared in all ornamental forms from paintings to paper lanterns.  This salmon coral carving of the Qilin is one of […]

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Chinese Silver Qilin and Bead Necklace

The Qilin ( pronounced “chee-lin”) is a mythological creature ….one of the four mythological creatures that have been part of Chinese culture for many centuries. Sometimes it is referred to as the Chinese Unicorn …it is always a symbol for good fortune in many forms. c. 19th century, Qilin with figure carrying a fan, all […]

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