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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 392

    **A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LOTUS LEAF-FORM LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    **A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LOTUS LEAF-FORM LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    Carved as a lotus leaf with scalloped edge borne on a stem that forms the handle along with the stem of a lotus flower carved on one side and a grass stem with large seed head carved on the reverse, the stems issuing from the underside where they form the base, of deep honey color
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Ruth Dreyfus Collection, 1970.