Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Landscape Libation Cup, 17th Century. Estimate $30,000-40,000. Lot sold $ 33,750. Photo iGavel Auctions.
width: approximately 18 cm; height: approximately 15 cm; depth: approximately 10 cm; Weight approximately 535 grams; with restoration using a composite material in an approximate 2 1/4 by 1 inch section of at base and in an approximate 3/8 inch section of pine branch to upper portion of handle, with signs of dryness and associated cracks and spits throughout; an approximate 1 inch and another 1/2 inch split at lip as well as an approximate 1 inch split at foot; with multiple losses to branches and leaves of tree forms carved in the round, surface with rubbing and general signs of wear and use.
Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Grapevine Libation Cup, 17th Century. Estimate $20,000-30,000. Lot sold $ 18,750. Photo iGavel Auctions.
width: approximately 19 cm; height: approximately 10 cm; depth: approximately 9 cm; Weight approximately 307 grams; lacking two sections of vine: length of one approx. 5/8 inch and the other approx. 2 inches, with two adjacent approx. 1 inch sections of vine re-glued at lower portion, with rubbing, insect damage, and general wear to surface, signs of dryness with cracking, with screw through center of base to attach stand, foot with multiple breaks, losses and repairs; stand with multiple breaks and repairs.
Chinese Carved Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup, 17th Century. Estimate $15,000-25,000. Lot sold $ 16,250. Photo iGavel Auctions.
dimensions: approximately 8 by 14 by 10 cm; height of stand: approximately 8 cm; with a minor loss to leaves at top of mulberry tree approximately 1/8 inch long, minor loss to lower branch of mulberry tree approximately 1/8 inch long, wax fill to lip 5/8 inch long and to pine tree-formed handle 7/16 inch long, with minute fissure and pitting consistent with age, with pin hole at right-most interior pine branch; stand with minor breaks and losses, 5/16 inch loss to root tendril, one foot broken and repaired.