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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 35

    A RHINOCEROS HORN PRUNUS-FORM LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RHINOCEROS HORN PRUNUS-FORM LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    Well carved as an open prunus blossom with further blossoms and buds around the exterior, all borne on a branch forming the openwork handle at one end, and issuing from swirling waves at the base, the horn of a rich, dark, reddish-brown tone
    5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) wide


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