• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The handle carved and pierced as a pine tree with gnarled trunk, one branch descending from the rim to the foot and others extending over the rim and into the interior, the sides with three chilong clambering amongst rockwork and other trees, a fourth chilong with a lotus spray in its mouth descending amongst rockwork in the interior, the horn of a rich dark brown tone and the areas of highest relief well patinated
    7 in. (17.7 cm.) wide


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