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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    The lobed octagonal body well carved in shallow relief with an archaistic band of pendant blades enclosing taotie masks, the spreading foot with further blade designs, the openwork handle formed by three chilong clambering up to the rim and a further dragon to the side, the horn of a rich brown tone
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high


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