• Lot 290

    COUPE LIBATOIRE EN CORNE DE RHINOCEROS SCULPTEE

    CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE

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    COUPE LIBATOIRE EN CORNE DE RHINOCEROS SCULPTEE
    CHINE, XVIIEME SIECLE
    Très finement sculptée en forme de feuille, les veines apparentes, l'extérieur rehaussé d'un branchage tortueux et feuillagé de kumquats, les petits fruits délicatement dispersés sur le pourtour de la coupe, une branche et une feuille formant une double anse
    Hauteur: 7,7 cm. (3 in.), Longueur: 15 cm. (5 7/8 in.)


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    Compare the current libation cup to another one almost identical, modelled as a loquat leaf and decorated with loquat fruits, illustrated in J. Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, Christie's London 1999, p.173, pl.224.

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    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    CHINA, 17TH CENTURY