9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 19,700
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century
carved on the exterior with two confronting chilong balanced atop lingzhi fungus and bamboo forming the openwork foot, with a large cane of bamboo and a lingzhi sprig forming the handle at one end, the interior with stepped ridges forming the outline of a lingzhi head, the horn of deep honey tone -- 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) long.
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