9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 14,900
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century
carved as a large open flower with overlapping petals that curl up at the irregularly shaped edges, carved with magnolia buds and blossoms borne on gnarled branches forming the foot, the interior with incised lines denoting the lappets -- 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) across.
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