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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Of hexagonal form, carved and pierced with two chilong to one side forming the handle and five further dragons around the side and clambering over the rim, the body in shallow relief with a band of archaistic taotie and key-fret to the rim, supported on a short spreading foot, the horn of a rich dark brown patina
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide, wood stand


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