Brass double qilin censer, with three elephant trunks as legs and two elephant face as handles. A foo dog sitting atop of the lid. Original brass color with beautiful cast pattern on.
The qilin appears in the mythologies of China and other cultures. Such as Japanese and Korean mythology, where it is known as the kirin. Also in Vietnamese mythology.
Legends tell that qilin have appeared in the garden of the legendary Yellow Emperor and in the capital of Emperor Yao; both events bore testimony to the benevolent nature of the rulers. It has also been told that the birth of the great sage Confucius was foretold by the arrival of a qilin. Qilin represents symbols of luck, good omens, protection, prosperity, success and longevity.
Dimensions: 3.5″ x 5″ x 6.5″