04 novembre 2008

A Very Rare And Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn Lotus Leaf-Shaped Water Dropper. 17th/18th Century

A Very Rare And Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn Lotus Leaf-Shaped Water Dropper. 17th/18th Century The main receptacle naturalistically modelled as a large lotus leaf, carved around the exterior with three lotus blooms and a pod with loose seeds, beside a curled leaf and millet, all borne on the long stems curving up to one side, the central stem well-hollowed to form the pouring spout, its slender channel connected to a hole in the centre of the interior, the interior of the cup with a crab grasping a spray of millet in its... [Lire la suite]