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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Carved as a large open leaf issuing from a jagged branch curled around to form the stem and base, and from which two smaller leafy branches emerge laden with ripe peaches and pomegranates which continue into the interior, opposite a large chilong which pulls itself up to the rim of the cup from the far side
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long, wood stand


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Acquired in New York in 1941.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN