Lot 1. A large rhinoceros horn full-tip cup, 19th century, 25 in. (63.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 63,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
The large lotus-form receptacle supported on a tapering long stem pierced and carved with scholars and attendants engaged in leisurely pursuits amidst bamboo, prunus and pine trees, the horn of a pale caramel tone; carved wood stand.
Provenance: Hélène Lelianoff Collection, acquired in the 1940s.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 May 2011, London, King Street