• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 221

    A LARGE FULL-TIP RHINOCEROS HORN CUP

    19TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE FULL-TIP RHINOCEROS HORN CUP
    19TH CENTURY
    The large, deep cup with ruffled edge raised on a long tapering stem encased within the intricate openwork carving of the remainder of the horn, which depicts two vine stems rising from the tip, one a flowering double gourd vine laden with gourds, the other a fruit-laden grape vine in which two squirrels climb, the horn of honey color
    24½ in. (62.2 cm.) high, wood stand


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