An exceptional and very rare rhinoceros horn ewer with chilong and dragon handle, Ming dynasty

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Lot 372. An exceptional and very rare rhinoceros horn ewer with chilong and dragon handle, Ming dynasty; H.16,7/L.18,2 cm, weight 526 grEstimate: € 20.000- € 30.000. Result: € 220.000. Courtesy Nagel. 

Provenance: Old German private collection, due to records most likely purchased from Nagel, 1st Mannheim sale, November 26th/27th, 1924, lot 413.

Cf. A ewer by Bao Tiancheng, publ. 'Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings', The Complete Collection of Treasures the Palace Museum, Hongkong 2002, no. 117 and 133 

Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel AuctionDecember 8, 2020