A dark rhino libation cup with inscription, wood stand
Lot 459Y
A finely carved 'Ode to the Red Cliff' rhinoceros horn libation cup Late Ming / early Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 2,280,000 (US$ 294,087) inc. premium
Auction Details
A dark rhino libation cup with inscription, wood stand
Lot Details
The Property of an old English family collection (lots 458-459)
A finely carved 'Ode to the Red Cliff' rhinoceros horn libation cup
Late Ming / early Qing dynasty
Superbly carved in deep relief to depict a scene from 'Ode to the Red Cliff', showing two figures and their attendants seated on a raft on a fast-flowing river, with further figures observing and engaged in various pursuits on the riverbanks, all amidst large over-hanging willow and prunus trees, a large gnarled pine tree forming the openwork handle, a rock face inscribed with a fourteen-character poem, the horn of a dark chocolate brown tone, carved wood stand.
17.3cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • 明末/清初 犀角雕赤壁賦杯

    Provenance來源:
    Old English family collection, acquired in the 19th century, and thence by descent to the current owner
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