A fine carved rhinoceros horn cup with archaistic design and openwork handle, China, 18th ct. photo courtesy Nagel

both sides of the cup depicting taotie masks, the handle worked in the shape of two mythical beasts, so called chilong - H. 6,5 cm - Estimate € 8 000

Property from an old North German private collection

Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de