• Lot 270

    COUPE LIBATOIRE EN CORNE DE RHINOCEROS SCULPTEE

    CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    COUPE LIBATOIRE EN CORNE DE RHINOCEROS SCULPTEE
    CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE
    L'extérieur finement sculpté à la façon d'un tronc d'arbre aux irrégularités saillantes et noeuds incisés, l'anse formée d'un branchage tortueux de prunus en fleur, l'extrémité se prolongeant à l'intérieur ; très petits accidents
    Hauteur: 8 cm. (3 1/8 in.)


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    Such horns are very simple and in the same time very refined. Fashioned as a segment of a thick tree trunk, it is enhanced by the exquisite prunus branch. Comparable examples are illustrated in T. Fok, Connoisseurship of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, p.163, pl.112 ; and in J. Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, Christie's Books Ltd., London 1999, p.169, pls.214 and 215.

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    Provenance

    From a French private collection


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    CHINA, 17TH CENTURY