A Tibeto-Chinese carved rhinoceros horn priming-flask 19th century
Lot 1646Y
A Tibeto-Chinese carved rhinoceros horn priming-flask 19th century
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
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Lot Details
A Tibeto-Chinese carved rhinoceros horn priming-flask
19th century
Formed from a curved tapering circular section of rhinoceros horn, the nozzle carved in the round as a makara head, its trunk-like mouth with a later wooden stopper, the body carved with interlace above a chorten, entwined serpents, two scorpions and a tortoise, wooden plug, and leather thong for suspension (losses to plug).
6 1/2in (16.5cm) long

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  • Provenance:
    Purchased Bonhams London, Knightsbridge
    Antique Arms and Armor sale 15809, July 23, 2008, lot 95 (partial lot)
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