A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup 18th century [CHECK]
Lot 213Y
A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup Late Ming Dynasty
Sold for £21,250 (US$ 35,717) inc. premium
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A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup Late Ming Dynasty A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup Late Ming Dynasty A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup 18th century [CHECK] A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup 18th century [CHECK] A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup 18th century [CHECK]
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The Property of a Gentleman
A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup
Late Ming Dynasty
The horn intricately carved beneath the lip with a scholar playing the qin with two attendants in a hall, the scene continuing around the sides with carvings of other scholars variously riding, carrying a scroll, conversing and being waited on by their servants within the surrounding landscape, the handle formed of two intertwined pine trees, the interior plain. 15.3cm (6in) long

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  • 明晚期 犀角雕山水人物杯

    Provenance: an English private collection

    The United Kingdom Government has recently imposed an almost complete prohibition on granting a license to permit the export of worked antique rhinoceros horn from the UK to any destination outside the European Union. Please check with the department for further details.
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