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AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
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AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

17TH CENTURY

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AN ARCHAISTIC RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
17TH CENTURY
The flared sides rising to an oval mouth and raised on a waisted foot, carved around the exterior with a band of taotie masks reserved on leiwen grounds below a band of 'C'-scrolls interspersed by small roundels, the openwork handle surmounted with several chilong clambering up and down, with one crawling over the rim and peering into the interior, the interior of the mouth rim encircled with a narrow key-fret border, the horn ranging from dark caramel to paler honey tones
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide
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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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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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