• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 318

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN MAGNOLIA-FORM LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    **A RHINOCEROS HORN MAGNOLIA-FORM LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    Well carved as an open magnolia blossom carved around the exterior with further blossoms and buds, all borne on a branch that forms the openwork base and the handle at one end, with a single stamen carved in high relief in the center of the interior below the overlapping petals, of deep honey color shading to a darker tone at the base
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high, openwork wood stand


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN