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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 316

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN ARCHAISTIC LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN ARCHAISTIC LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Well carved around the sides with a raised archaistic band of taotie masks separated and divided by notched flanges finely carved with different diaper motifs, above a band of pendent blades and below a band of key fret at the rim which is repeated inside the rim, the openwork handle formed by a large chi dragon with single horn pulling itself up onto the rim while surrounded by five clambering chilong, one climbing up from the interior, of dark reddish-brown color
    7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long, wood stand


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN