A rare archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup
The tapering horn carved in high relief with an adult chilong and six young forming the handle and sinuously clambering over the side onto the interior, the vessel with a central register enclosing four archaistic confronted phoenix reserved on a leiwen ground between raised bands, all between the rim with a key-fret border and the foot with four bow-string bands, the horn of rich honey-brown tone.
12.7cm (5in) wide
Chinese Works of Art
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