• 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 808

    A RARE RHINOCEROS HORN CYLINDRICAL CUP

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE RHINOCEROS HORN CYLINDRICAL CUP
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Carved in relief with squirrels clambering amidst grapevines between decorative borders
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Miss M.A. Beasley Collection; Sotheby's, London, 1 - 2 November 1984, lot 293.