The combination of archaistic decoration and numerous crawling chilong appears to have been popular with the carvers of rhinoceros horn cups. Perhaps it was the contrast of the sinuous bodies and muscular movement of the dragons to the underlying formalized design of the archaistic bands that made it so attractive to their imaginations and talents. Several cups showing this type of decoration are illustrated by T. Fok, Connoisseurship of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, 1999, nos. 4, 9, 15, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26 and 41. Another from the collection of the late Dr. Ip Yee is illustrated by J. Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, p. 130, no. 135.