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Auction: Auction 30.05.1991
was auctioned on: 30 May 1991
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A FINELY CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP

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Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000
Price realised:  US$15,400
Lot number 29, Views: 7

A FINELY CARVED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP 18TH CENTURY Carved in the form of a large lotus leaf rising from a tangle of stems which form a handle at one end and bear a blossom, bud and further leaves which continue around the sides, some of the leaves carved as if partially eaten, perhaps by the grasshopper which rests on a leaf at the rim beside a small butterfly, of deep honey color, minor losses--5 3/4 in. (14.5cm.) long

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 30.05.1991
Date of the auction: 30 May 1991
Address: Christie's
New York, Park Avenue