06 octobre 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 3700. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 10.2 cm, 4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

the protruding central section resting on a straight foot and surmounted by a wide and everted rim, carved in low relief around the middle section with a diaper band with bracketed motifs, encircled by keyfret bands at the rim and the foot, set with an 'S'-scroll handle on one side with a chilong, the horn of an even golden brown colour.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Oct 2017


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