Lot 2071. Elegant rhinoceros-Cup with a hermit in a landscape with tall pines

Starting price:€ 90 000
Auction date:12.06.2019   12:00 UTC +02:00
ID 199713
Lot 2071Elegant rhinoceros-Cup with a hermit in a landscape with tall pines
China. The Late Qing Dynasty.

Rhinoceros Horn, carved, partly broken, of a dark brown colored, and polished. Circumferentially around the Cup, a landscape in spring with flowering plums and the
waving branches of willow. On one side is a tall pine on a rock slope with
hanging plants are shown, which together form a handle. On all sides, and also
on the inside of the protruding part that serves as the spout, are more rocks, and
trees Relief carved. Near the foot between the flowering plums
the hermit sits laughing in front of a pavilion. The water running at his feet is under
the foot of the Cup is continued and forms an eddy between the rocks. Weight 376g, height 12.5 cm, mouth 15.5 x 9.8 cm. Condition A/B.
-Jan Chapman: The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China. London. 1999. Comparisons Of No. 77, P. 93/4

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