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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 321

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Carved in high relief with two chilong crawling around the sides atop the central taotie band carved in sunken relief below a key- fret border along the rim, two further chilong clinging to the rear of the cup forming the handle, the head of the larger extending over the rim and into the interior
    5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION