Lot 11. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) wide, carved wood stand. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 109,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
The deep flaring sides carved and pierced to the exterior with two gnarled branches forming the handle, with blossoming prunus branches around the sides and bottom forming the base, the inner mouth rim with a key-fret band, the horn of a dark brown tone.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 May 2011, London, King Street