• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 216

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP WITH PETAL-BARBED RIM

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP WITH PETAL-BARBED RIM
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The interior carved as petals rising to the everted petal-barbed rim which flares above a band of diaper that encircles the exterior, at one end a chilong climbs up onto the strap handle in order to peer over the rim, raised on a solid pedestal foot, of dark honey color
    5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm.) across


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN