Property from a Private Ohio Collection
A rhinoceros horn floriform cup
Of ovoid silhouette, its curving well carved with the overlapping petals of a flower rising from a reticulated stem that forms the foot, further stems deeply undercut to form the handle and the exterior walls carved in high relief with more leaves and buds; the space within the handle carved with a vertical row of six seal-script characters reading possibly xiang ri shi zhu jue yi and the curving base within the reticulated foot carved with the character she.
3 3/4in (9.5cm) high
6 1/4in (16cm) long
6 3/4in (17cm) height including stand