A white jade 'rhinoceros horn' libation cup
Mid Qing dynasty
Naturalistically worked in the shape of a rhinoceros horn carving, the bouquet extending from a thick stem terminating in an upward splayed lotus leaf in the form of a cup with lobed rims, supported at the base with thinner intertwining stems issuing blossoming lotus blossoms, pods and leaves, the exterior with two additional chi dragons with slender twisted bodies and bifurcated tails, one clambering upwards on four strong paws and the other descending downwards flanked by a pair of pond snails, all boldly worked in high relief, the white stone with ochre inclusions, hardwood stand.
28cm high. (2).