• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 836

    A RHINOCEROS HORN MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM-FORM CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RHINOCEROS HORN MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM-FORM CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Carved around the sides with flowers and buds borne on branches that form the openwork base
    5½ in. (14 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    Th. Van Veen Collection.