08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3788. A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 12 cm., 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.

the small tapered horn carved with an irregular rim, the exterior decorated overall with small knots and concentric rings simulating a burlwood trunk, the openwork handle formed on one side with intertwining branches, the horn of a warm reddish-brown colour, wood stand.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 oct. 2014, 03:00 PM


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