A rhinoceros horn libation cup  18th century (restred handle and rim)
Lot 5175Y
A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century
Sold for US$ 74,500 inc. premium
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A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century A rhinoceros horn libation cup  18th century (restred handle and rim) A rhinoceros horn libation cup  18th century (restred handle and rim) A rhinoceros horn libation cup  18th century (restred handle and rim)
Lot Details
Property from a Private Ohio Collection
A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup
17th/18th century
The pouring vessel with prominent handle centered by a loose-haired chilong grasping the rim of the cup in his open mouth and entwined by two smaller beasts, the body of the cup carved with a band of taotie-mask decoration on a leiwen ground with two circling chilong carved in relief opposite the handle, with a key-fret border around the inner and outer rim, the cup raised on a waisted stem above the oval foot carved with a key-fret border, the grooved foot ring surrounding the concave base.
7 1/2in (19cm) long

Footnotes

  • Compare to a cup of similar decoration, size and form in the Mary & George Bloch collection illustrated by Thomas Fok in Connoisseurship of Rhinoceros Horn Carvings in China (Hong Kong, 1999), p.88, fig. 2
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