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.