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Kirin majolica toby jug produced by Wasmuel of Wasmuel, Belgium, circa 1900. A Kirin is a mythical creature originating in the Far East in the 5th century BC. He has hooved feet, a body shaped like an ox and covered in scales, a flowing mane and horns. Kirin's are said to appear with the passing of a sage or ruler. The Kirin was designed by Wasmuel's principal artist Thurner.
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