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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 393

    **A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    **A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    Carved in the shape of a hollowed lingzhi head, with further small fungus heads and a winged chilong well carved in relief on the exterior, of honey color
    3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    H.R.N. Norton Collection, no. 176.
    Ruth Dreyfus Collection, 1970.


    Literature

    "The Arts of the Ming Dynasty", TOCS, vol. 30, 1955-57, pl. 101, no. 380.


    Exhibited

    The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1957, no. 180.