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AN UNUSUAL UNDECORATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, NAIHEBE...

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Estimate: HK$500,000 - HK$600,000
ca. US$64,104 - US$76,925
Price realised:  HK$787,500
ca. US$100,964
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AN UNUSUAL UNDECORATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, NAIHEBEI
AN UNUSUAL UNDECORATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, NAIHEBEI MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY The exterior exquisitely contoured in the original form of the short Sumatran rhinoceros horn and left undecorated to display the outstanding natural beauty of the material, the fibrous texture ranging in colour from a warm golden honey tone around the base rising to a blackish-brown at the tip 4 in. (11.1 cm.) across, wood stand, box Weight: 6.8 oz. (195 gm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from the Songzhutang Collection
Date of the auction: 27 May 2008
Address: Christie's
27 May 2008, Hong Kong