• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 55

    A LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    18TH CENTURY
    Well-carved with a continuous multi-levelled landscape inhabited by officials and attendants, the handle formed by a gnarled pine tree growing over the mouth rim, the horn of a dark toffee tone
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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