Chinese Blanc de Chine small pair of libation cups of rhinoceros-horn form, each applied with tiger, dragon, deer and crane amongst prunus and pine beneath overhanging rocks, covered in a rich cream glaze.
4 1/8 inches, 10.4 cm wide.
Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.
Available on request.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From the de Botton family collection, UK.
- A similar cup in the Östasiatiska Museet, Stockholm, is illustrated by Jan Wirgin in From China to Europe, 1998, no. 74, p. 78.