Lot 185. A large and elaborately carved rhinoceros horn, China, 19th century. Height 71 cm. Sold for CHF 73 500 (Estimate CHF 60 000 / 80 000 (€ 61 860 / 82 470)). Photo Koller
Detailed openwork depicting immortals and monkeys in the peach orchard of longevity springing from the mouth of a dragon. Finely carved wood base. Restored and some damages.
Provenance: - According to a handwritten inventory of 2003 this item has been purchased at Sotheby's (ca. 1970). Originally a pair, the twin has been published several times in the Apollo magazine (1971, 1973 and 1976).
- From an old Geneva collection.
Koller. ART D'ASIE : HIMALAYA, CHINE. 20 Jun 2023