• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 50

    A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    Finely carved with two scholars and an attendant before a thatched hut in a tree-lined riverscape scene, the pierced handle formed by two gnarled pine trees up one side and appearing through into the interior, the horn of a dark brown tone
    6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide


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