28 février 2009

A Rhinoceros Horn 'Prunus and Camellia' Libation Cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Rhinoceros Horn 'Prunus and Camellia' Libation Cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century in the form of a large blossom, the narrow base rising dramatically to a flared and oval rim, the exterior carved with prunus blossoms borne on meandering branches, with two camellia blossoms rendered in high-relief, of a deep honey-chestnut color, carved wood stand (2). length 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm; height 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's