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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

17TH/18TH CENTURY

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A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH/18TH CENTURY
Carved in naturalistic form, the base with a stylised rockwork design below an elongated tapering tip, the horn of a deep toffee tone
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
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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.

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Lot Essay

A comparable rhinoceros horn cup, also carved to the interior with a bird motif, is in the collection of Mr. Chun-hung Li, illustrated in Thomas Fok, Connoisseurship of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 105, no. 57.

Please note this lot is accompanied by a letter from Animal Health agreeing that Christie's may sell it without further CITES certification and confirming that they would be likely to grant an export permit for it to leave the EU post-sale.

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