A slightly smaller rhinoceros horn cup decorated with similar serrated leaves on the exterior and a chilong handle is illustrated in Maria Kiang, Objects for the Scholar’s Desk, Hong Kong, 2008, pl. 31; one was sold in our New York rooms, 27th February 1981, lot 323; another was sold in our London rooms, 28th October 1988, lot 208; and two were sold at Christie’s London, the first, 15th May 2007, lot 49, and the second, 8th November 2011, lot 5. Another similar cup but lacking the chilong handle, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Classics of the Forbidden City. Rhinoceros Horn in the Collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2012, pl. 13, together with one also carved with bamboo on the body, pl. 12; and a further example in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, published in Jan Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, pl. 206.
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