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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Carved in the form of a lotus leaf with naturalistic veining, the base simulating swirling waves, the interior with two small shells, the horn of a warm deep brown tone
    4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) wide


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    William Lockhart was a well known surgeon trained in the Meath hospital, Dublin, and Guy's Hospital in London. He joined the London Missionary Society, and was in Canton in 1838 and travelled to Macau, Zhushan, Qinghai and Hong Kong. In 1843 he opened a hospital in Shanghai and worked in Beijing between 1861 and 1864, after which he returned to England permanantly. He collected mostly functional items and donated his library to the London Missionary Society where he was the chairman of the board between 1869-79.

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    Provenance

    William Lockhart Collection


    Pre-Lot Text

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