Lot 1290. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) long, 137.5g. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010
Of deep, conical form, the exterior carved in relief with a chilong grasping a lingzhi in its mouth amidst further sprays of lingzhi and leafy stalks of bamboo, the handle carved as a stalk of bamboo and a large lingzhi, the horn of dark caramel and golden honey tones.
Provenance: Christie's, London, 15 May 2007, lot 46.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010