• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 894

    A LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN ARCHAISTIC CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    A LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN ARCHAISTIC CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    Carved with a taotie mask band around the sides, and bands of key fret at the rim and encircling the foot, with an openwork strap handle and chilong clambering atop the rim
    7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) long, box


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