A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th Century
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A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th Century
Sold for £5,975 (US$ 9,995) inc. premium
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A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup
17th Century
Finely and deeply carved around the exterior with Confucian scholars variously engaged in leisurely pursuits, including playing 'go', drinking tea, riding horses and playing music, all within a rocky landscape and beneath overhanging branches, the handle formed from two high-relief gnarled trees the leaves of which curl over the everted rim into the interior of the vessel, the interior entirely plain except for a keyfret band at the rim, the horn of rich dark honey tone,
8cm.(3 1/8in.) high
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