A rhinoceros horn 'peach and chilong' libation cup 17th/18th century

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Lot 305Y
A rhinoceros horn 'peach and chilong' libation cup
17th/18th century

Sold for £ 47,500 (US$ 59,381) inc. premium
A rhinoceros horn 'peach and chilong' libation cup
17th/18th century
The exterior carved in high relief as a peach with gnarled branches issuing flowers and fruits entwined to form the openwork foot, all issuing from a long stalk and an elongated thread-shaped leaf forming the handles, perched by a chilong clambering on the edge of the cup. 12.5cm (4 3/4in) wide

Footnotes

  • 十七/十八世紀 犀角蟠螭壽桃盃

    Provenance: Robert Everts (1875-1942), Belgian Ambassadorial Envoy to Beijing from 1910 to 1916 and again from 1920 to 1924, and thence by descent

    來源:
    Robert Everts先生(1875-1942)舊藏,1910至1916年以及1920至1924年間任比利時駐京代表團使節;並由後人保存迄今

    Compare with a related rhinoceros horn carving of a peach, but without chilong, illustrated by J.Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, p.174, no.227.

    A related rhinoceros horn libation cup with chilong and peaches, 17th/18th century, was sold at Christie's New York, 17 September 2008, lot 106.
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A rhinoceros horn 'peach and chilong' libation cup 17th/18th century
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