A RHINOCEROS HORN 'THREE FRIENDS' LIBATION CUP 17TH – 18TH CENTURY
300,000 - 400,000 HKD
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- Rhinoceros horn on ebony stand
the flared sides carved in various levels of relief depicting the Three Friends of Winter, including flowering prunus, leafy bamboo and two parallel knotted pine tree forming a double handle, all issuing from cragged rockwork forming the base, the horn of a dark honey-brown tone, fitted wood stand
Collection of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85), gifted by Viceroy Li Hongzhang (1823-1901) in the 1870s, by repute, thence by descent.