A PAIR OF LARGE CARVED FULL-TIP RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION 'LOTUS' CUPS
6.000 € - 10.000 €
Description:China, 19th ct.
L. 45-49 cm
The full length of each horn intricately worked in the form of a deep lotus leaf, borne on a long curved stem, surrounded by an openwork tangle of further bamboo, bats, lingzhi and waves. The horn of a light caramel tone shading to brown. Weights: 990 and 901 gr.
From an old German private collection, collected before 1960.
Cf. Sotheby's New York, 19.3.2013, lot 361
Partly with slightly chipped, minor restorations