An archaistic rhinoceros horna 'chilong' libation cup, 17th century


An archaistic rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th centuryEstimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (16,995 - 22,660 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

of conical form, rising to a rim furled forming a spout, the body finely carved in low relief with a register of stylised taotie masks on a leiwen ground, set with two openwork handles modelled as a pair of chilongrendered with elongated bodies climbing up and peering over the interior of the vessel, the base with a two-character seal mark, the horn with a rich amber patina, stand - 16 cm., 6 1/4  in.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 déc. 2015, 02:00 PM