• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Carved around the exterior with a tree-lined mountainous riverscape scene, depicting a figure in a small boat and further figures beside pavilions, the pierced handle formed by rockwork and pine trees reaching over the rim, the horn of a rich dark brown tone
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) wide


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