• 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 222

    A WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WELL-CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    18TH CENTURY
    Finely carved around the sides with a scene of a scholar gazing out of a river-side pavilion, with a fisherman working below and an attendant carrying a wine pot and an umbrella standing on the opposite bank, the openwork handle at one end formed by the trunk and branches of a pine tree, shading from honey color at the rim to blackish brown towards the hollow foot
    6 in. (15.3 cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN