Lot 205. A rhinoceros horn 'Trees and rocks' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Length 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's
of quadrilobed section, supported on a pedestal foot, the exterior carved with a continuous scene of ancient trees growing amid fantastic rocks, a large undercut pine tree at one end forming the handle, the horn an even dark brown color, wood stand (2).
Property from the Collection of Dodie Rosekrans.
Provenance: Acquired in Los Angeles circa 1990.
Property of a Californian Collection.
Sotheby's New York, 20th March 2012, lot 202.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012