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A RHINOCEROS HORN 'BUDDHA'S HAND' LIBATION CUP
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 31,200 GBP
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A RHINOCEROS HORN 'BUDDHA'S HAND' LIBATION CUP
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 31,200 GBP
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A RHINOCEROS HORN 'BUDDHA'S HAND' LIBATION CUP
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
of deep U-shape with widely flaring rim,  the reddish-brown horn naturalistically carved as a tree trunk and in high relief around the exterior with leafy boughs laden with fruiting finger citrons, the gnarled vines creating the handle at one end and creeping over the rim into the interior of the vessel
14.5cm., 5 3/4 in.
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Catalogue Note

The finger citron (citrus medica) is a motif rarely found on rhinoceros horn carvings and more commonly appears in combination with other symbolic plants. See a cup shaped as a basket with gnarled branches of finger citron and fruiting lichee similarly extending from the interior on to the sides, sold in our New York rooms, 23rd April 1987, lot 278.

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