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Auction: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 30 May 2012
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AN UNUSUAL SMALL CARVED 'MAPLE' RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP...

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Estimate: HK$350,000 - HK$450,000
ca. US$45,080 - US$57,960
Price realised:  HK$596,000
ca. US$76,765
Lot number 4156, Views: 20

AN UNUSUAL SMALL CARVED 'MAPLE' RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP
MING DYNASTY, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
AN UNUSUAL SMALL CARVED 'MAPLE' RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP MING DYNASTY, EARLY 17TH CENTURY The cup is of oval form with deep rounded sides carved in medium relief to the exterior with hanging branches of maple descending around the rim, borne on two gnarled trunks on either side of the cup joining at the base with the interlocking roots forming the recessed foot ring. The interior is embellished with a further small leafy branch carved to one side. The material is of a rich caramel tone. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) wide, box

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 30 May 2012
Address: Christie's
30 May 2012, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall