Asian Art Auction

December 02, 2013

LOT 206
Rhinoceros Horn Carved Cup, 16th/17th Century
  • Rhinoceros Horn Carved Cup, 16th/17th Century
  • Rhinoceros Horn Carved Cup, 16th/17th Century
  • Rhinoceros Horn Carved Cup, 16th/17th Century

206

Rhinoceros Horn Carved Cup, 16th/17th Century

Decorated with similar designs throughout, the exterior finely carved with lotus flowers and leaves along the curving sides rising towards the foliate rim and the motif continuing along the interior rendered to mimic a lotus pad, the whole raised on a network of scrolling vines forming a reticulated base, the horn of warm chocolate and caramel tones. Carved wood stand with designs of prunus flowers and rockery
carving 3.5" x 5.5" x 3.7" — 9 x 14 x 9.5 cm.
7.2 oz. — 225 grams

Estimate $12,000-$15,000

Realised: $77,250

Provenance:

Chinese Porcelain and Works of Art from the Estate of David Blyth Hanna (1858-1938), Toronto. (Lots 203-219)
Mr Hanna was a railway executive who became the president of Canadian National Railways in 1919, maintaining his position until 1922, when he was appointed the first chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Period: Ming