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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 30

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    In the form of an open hibiscus, carved around the exterior with further blossoms and buds, all borne on a branch forming the openwork base, and the handle at one end entwined with a chilong, with a single stamen carved in high relief in the centre of the interior below the overlapping petals, the dark horn with some lighter areas
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) wide


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