08 mars 2020

A finely carved signed rhinoceros horn cup, 18th century

A finely carved signed rhinoceros horn cup, 18th century (2)

A finely carved signed rhinoceros horn cup, 18th century (3)

Lot 1288. A finely carved signed rhinoceros horn cup, 18th century; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) across, 371.3gEstimate 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 662,500© Christie's Image Ltd 2010

The elegantly proportioned, tapering body carved around the midsection with two bands of archaistic dragon scroll, the interior rim with a key-fret band, one end with six sinuous chilong forming the handle and peering over the rim, the front with another chilong, the interior of the foot carved with a seal reading, Hu Xingyue zhi, the material of a warm walnut tone.

Provenance: From the collection of Ethel Gunton Douglas, acquired in the 1920s-30s.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010


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