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Lot 669

Wednesday 02 Oct, 2019 - 10.00am

NO ONLINE BIDDING ON THIS LOT. This is a premium Lot. In order to bid on this, please contact the auction house to obtain and complete a registration form, and provide the necessary deposit.   This is the only way bids will be accepted on this Lot.  

A Chinese rhinoceros horn "chilong" libation cup (Qing dynasty - Kangxi period circa 1700) of rich toffee colour, the cup formed as a bamboo cross section carved in high relief with three sinuous chilong dragons jumping between bamboo branches and clouds in the form of lingzhi fungus with bamboo and root handle, 6.5ins (16.5cm) x 3.75ins (9.5cm) x 3.25ins (8.1cm) high
Note: For a similar example from the Gerard Levy Collection Paris, see The Art of the Rhinoceros Carving in China by Jan Chapman, published by Christie's Books, London 1999, page 165 plate 204
Lingzhi the sacred fungus is probably Polyporous Lusidus and associated with immortality
Note: Please be aware that according to CITIES Regulations, it will be necessary to acquire an export licence to export this lot outside the EU. Buyers intending to export this lot should also ascertain whether there is any further specific prohibition on the exporting/importing of goods of this character according to their country or state of residence.
Please note that a CITIES export licence will only be granted for carved Rhinoceros horn specimens when the hammer price meets or exceeds the value of $100 USD per gram of the object's weight.

Estimate £30,000 - 50,000

Plus buyers premium of 27% »