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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 323

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    The exterior carved in high relief with chrysanthemum and begonia blossoms borne on leafy, trailing stems, the largest leaf curled around the base to form the raised foot, two of the blossoms extending over the lip and into the interior, which has been carved in the form of an open flower
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION