A CHINESE RHINOCEROS HORN ‘RIVER LANDSCAPE’ LIBATION CUP.
17th / 18th Century.
Of conical form, the flaring sides tapering to a rounded square base, carved to the exterior in high relief with a continuous watery scene with a scholar and boy attendant standing on an outcrop beneath jutting rocks looking out to a small pavilion across the river, whilst a boat with two oarsmen navigates its way over incised waves, beneath an overhanging rock and pine carved and pierced to form the handles, with the branches of the tree extending over the interior of the rim, 15.5cm long, 231g.
十七 / 十八世紀 犀角雕人物山水圖紋盃
Estimated at £30,000 - £50,000