Property of a Bay Area Lady
A fine and rare rhinoceros horn libation vessel of ding shape
Raised on three elephant-head supports with extended trunks forming the base and paired tusks curving around each shaped trunk set off by a writhing split-tailed qilong and young cavorting under the base of the vessel, the main body band superbly carved in low relief with four bands of opposed split-tailed gui dragons on a ground of small chevrons bisected by a vertical leiwen ground under a flared rim accented by paired u-shaped handles framed by a elegant leiwen band, conforming zitan cover carved with bands of leiwen and surmounted by a nephrite finialin the form of a serpent (minor worn chips to ridge of serpents back and claws).
Height 5 3/4in (14.7cm)
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