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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    Of flaring form standing on a waisted foot, carved on one side with a handle formed by a chilong clambering over the rim, the exterior decorated in shallow relief with a further chilong on a trellis- pattern band, the horn of a warm honey tone becoming darker at the foot
    7 in. (17.7 cm.) wide


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