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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    **AN UNUSUAL SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN OVAL CUP

    17TH CENTURY

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    **AN UNUSUAL SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN OVAL CUP
    17TH CENTURY
    With deep sides flaring from the countersunk base which is carved with the seal Bo Hong within a recessed square
    2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm.) high, box


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    Works bearing the seal of the artist Bo Hong appear to be exceedingly rare. See J. Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, pp. 124-5, where the author illustrates the seal of Bo Hong on an archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup in the Museum Voor Volkenkunde, Rotterdam, and notes that it is the only known example by the artist.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN