• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    A WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN HIBISCUS-FORM LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN HIBISCUS-FORM LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    In the form of a large hibiscus flower with overlapping petals, carved in relief around the sides with a leafy gnarled branch bearing another flower and buds which forms the openwork handle at one end opposite a chilong with a long mane clambering below the spout, of rich honey color
    6 in. (15 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN