A fine and tall rhinoceros horn libation cup  17th/18th Century
Lot 5064Y
A fine and tall rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th Century
Sold for US$ 302,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and tall rhinoceros horn libation cup
17th/18th Century
Fashioned as an elegant lotus frond supported by a ribbon-tied cluster of graceful stems growing radiating blossoms and secondary leaves, the horn a deep honey ocher color, supported by a colored ivory two-part stand carved as a network of clouds and crashing waves.
6 3/4in (7.1cm) high

Footnotes

  • See a similar cup with the addition of a chi-dragon design in the Arthur Sackler collection and another from the same collection with the stem in an up-turned position, both published in Fok, op.cit, no. 92 and 97, both dated 17th century.
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