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A Chinese blanc de Chine libation cup of rhinoceros horn form, Kangxi


Code: 261104

An attractive Chinese blanc de Chine libation cup, made in the Dehua kilns in Fujian Province, and dating from the Kangxi period. The cup is formed as a bowl, which copies the form of a rhinoceros horn, supported on a foot formed from branches which end in magnolia flowers on one side and prunus blossoms on the other. Width at widest point 9cm (3.5").

Provenance: from the collection of Anthony du Boulay, and with his collection label.

Dating: Kangxi (1662-1722)

Condition: this cup is in very good condition, with no chips, cracks or restoration.  There is a small area of glaze crazing at the rim.