• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 896

    AN UNUSUAL SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN CIRCULAR CUP

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN CIRCULAR CUP
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    With flared sides carved in relief and undercut on one side with two chilong, the interior of the rim with a key-fret band
    4 in. (10.1 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Earl Kingston Lindley Collection, Pasadena, California; Butterfields, San Francisco, 22 October 2001, lot 3324.