London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century
carved as a large open flower with overlapping petals that curl up at the irregularly shaped edges, carved with magnolia buds and blossoms borne on gnarled branches forming the foot, the interior with incised lines denoting the lappets -- 6 1/8in. (15.5cm.) across.
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