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Lot 297
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A rhinoceros horn 'peony' libation cup
18th century
17 May 2018, 10:30 BST
London, New Bond Street

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A rhinoceros horn 'peony' libation cup

18th century
Carved around the exterior with peony flowers and flower buds, later decorated in red and green pigments, on a ground of rocky outcrops reserved in natural dark-chocolate tone, all issued from a gilt tree branch and an elongated section of rockwork forming the handle, the interior gilt. 13cm (5 1/8in) long.

Footnotes

十八世紀 犀角牡丹紋盃

Provenance: an important European private collection

來源: 重要歐洲私人收藏

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