The Property of a Gentleman
A very rare rhinoceros horn seal
Probably 17th/18th century, possibly earlier
Formed as an oval plinth carved on the underside with a relief intaglio one-character Chinese seal, the upper part as a crouching feline looking directly forwards and with the ears tucked back, the vertical fibres of the horn cleverly simulating hair markings.
4cm (1 5/8in) high