Chinese Blanc de Chine libation cup of rhinoceros horn form applied with dragons, deer, pine and prunus branches and overhanging rocks, covered in a cream glaze.
5 7/8 inches, 15 cm wide.
Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.
Available on request.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From the collection of Dr. Carl Kempe, Sweden.
- The pair to this cup is illustrated by Bo Gyllensvärd in Chinese Ceramics in The Carl Kempe Collection, nos. 607, p. 184; two others are illustrated by Jorge Getulia Veiga in Chinese Export Porcelain in Private Brazilian Collections, 1989, pl. 43 & 44, pp. 70/1.
- Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2014, no. 129, p. 157.