Lot 1295. A rhinoceros horn wine cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high, 99.9g. Estimate 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised 50,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010
The deep sides flaring towards the everted rim encircled by a single raised band, the base inscribed 'ding hai', the horn of golden-brown tone with some blackish streaks.
Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 30 May 1990, lot 50
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010