Lot 4. A small rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
The octagonal vessel supported on a short recessed foot, the rim finely carved with a thin key-fret band, and with a loop handle to one side, the striated horn of a rich brown colour.
Provenance: The Van Veen Collection, Holland.
Christie's London, 12 May 2009, lot 26.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 May 2011, London, King Street