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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 320

    **A PAIR OF LARGE RETICULATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUPS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    **A PAIR OF LARGE RETICULATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUPS
    19TH CENTURY
    Each of pale honey color carved in high relief and pierced with a scholar and his attendant standing above a group of deer amidst lingzhi, prunus, grape vine and fruiting pomegranate trees, all bordered by pierced rockwork or branches at the tip and a band of clouds at the rim
    26½ in. (67.3 cm.) and 27 in. (68.6 cm) high, wood stands (2)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 13 November 2002, lot 14.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION