• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    In the form of a large peach, carved and pierced around the exterior with two intertwined chilong with a gnarled branch forming the handle and foot, with further blossoming magnolia branches around the body, the horn of a rich dark brown tone
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide


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