R8512/3

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.

Wood stands.

 

 

  • 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.

 

£4,500

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