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Auction: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 28 November 2012
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AN UNUSUAL UNDERCORATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, NAIHEB...

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Estimate: HK$800,000 - HK$1,500,000
ca. US$103,216 - US$193,531
Price realised:  HK$1,220,000
ca. US$157,405
Lot number 2162, Views: 41

AN UNUSUAL UNDERCORATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, NAIHEBEI
MING DYNASTY, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
AN UNUSUAL UNDERCORATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, NAIHEBEI MING DYNASTY, EARLY 17TH CENTURY The exterior is exquisitely contoured in the form of the rhinoceros horn and left undecorated to display the outstanding natural beauty of the material, carved in relief to one side with a Wanli four-character reign mark in regular script above the owner's mark Ruichang Wangfu Bao , 'Treasure from the residence of Lord Ruichang' in seal script. The fibrous texture ranges in colour from a warm golden honey tone around the base rising to a blackish-brown at the tip. 5 1/4 in. (13.2 cm.) high, box

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 28 Nov 2012
Address: Christie's
28 November 2012, Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre