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Subject:iron figure
Posted By: david Sat, Jun 15, 2019 IP: 2607:fea8:1c1f:f90f:

Can anyone project an approx. date on this 3 3/4" cast iron creature figure? No marks that I could see! Thank you! David.

Subject:Re: iron figure
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Taking the obvious as a clue, I'd guess this might be a Chinese unicorn or Qilin, but I don't recall ever seeing one in repose like this. Have always heard they are so beholding to traditional Buddhist precepts that they never touch the ground (at least with their feet), so as never to harm any form of life.

Best regards,

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