A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 59. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) long.  Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 79,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

Of open flower form, the exterior carved with a continuous scene of squirrels clambering amongst grape vines, the interior with a further squirrel and grapes, all supported on a gnarled vine branch encircling the foot and extending to the rim to form the handle, wood stand.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 11 May 2010