A rhinoceros horn finger citron-form cup, 18th century

Lot 1697. A rhinoceros horn finger citron-form cup, 18th century, 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012

Carved as a large Buddha's hand citron borne on a leafy, gnarled branch bearing two smaller citrons that forms the openwork handle at one end where one of the citrons is shown at the rim, while the other citron is encased within the leaves of the openwork base, the horn of dark honey-brown color. 

Provenance: In the United States by the 1950s.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Part I) , 22 - 23 March 2012 , New York, Rockefeller Plaza