Lot 19. A rare Longquan celadon-glazed model of a rhinoceros gazing at the moon, 16th century. Estimate £10,000 - 12,000 (€14,000 - 17,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams.
Naturalistically modelled recumbent with its head turned and leaning backwards, the robust beast detailed with bulging eyes, eyes and horns, the legs bent and cleanly folded underneath the body with its tail swayed around its thigh, carrying a cluster of scrolling clouds at the back supporting a crescent moon, all covered under a lustrous sea-green glaze. 23.2cm (9 1/8in) wide
Provenance: a Swiss private collection
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 12 Nov 2015 10:00 GMT - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET