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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    The quatrefoil cup supported on a short recessed foot, to the side a finely carved gnarled pine tree forming the handle of the vessel, the base with a two-character sealmark reading Xuanhe, the horn of a deep rich toffee colour
    2¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The Van Veen Collection, Holland


    Literature

    Jan Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, nos. 313 and 314, p. 222.