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An Archaistic Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th Century - Sotheby's

of octagonal section, carved around the sides with a band of taotie reserved on a leiwen ground, the openwork handle formed by two chilong clambering up to the rim, the mouth and foot incised with key-fret bands, the horn a caramel-brown color. Length 4 1/2  in., 11.3 cm. Estimation: 80,000 - 120,000 USD

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 19 mars 2013 www.sothebys.com