A small rhinoceros horn ibation cup. 17th century.  Photo Christies Ltd 2011

The octagonal vessel supported on a short recessed foot, the rim finely carved with a thin key-fret band, and with a loop handle to one side, the striated horn of a rich brown colour; 2¾ in. (7 cm.) wide. Estimate £15,000 - £20,000 ($25,065 - $33,420)

Provenance: The Van Veen Collection, Holland.
Christie's London, 12 May 2009, lot 26.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , 10 May 2011. London, King Street www.christies.com