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 gr. Estimate: € 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 Auction, December 8, 2020