18 March 2009
**A SMALL RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
Carved in the shape of a hollowed lingzhi head, with further small fungus heads and a winged chilong well carved in relief on the exterior, of honey color
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high
H.R.N. Norton Collection, no. 176.
Ruth Dreyfus Collection, 1970.
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"The Arts of the Ming Dynasty", TOCS, vol. 30, 1955-57, pl. 101, no. 380.
The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1957, no. 180.
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