Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 17th Century

carved on the exterior with a reticulated pine tree handle with branches extending over the rim and onto the interior, the horn of rich chestnut-brown patina, fashioned in the form of a bark with scales and nodules

height 8.5 cm width 15 cm depth 10 cm
The Collection of a Gentleman, Sydney, acquired prior to 1970, probably in the 1960s
Accompanied by copy of ANSTO radiocarbon analysis report, 6 August 2019. The subject matter of the pine tree was much favoured by the Chinese scholar-literati. The rugged pine represents venerability and is a strong symbol of longevity
Please note that this Lot is subject to CITES Regulations when exporting outside of Australia
  • EStimate $20,000 - $30,000
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