MFE 02 A blanc de chine Dehua libation cup


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17th century, ca 1640

The cup is in the form of a rhinoceros horn and has an applied decoration of three tigers at play below a dragon amongst clouds, the reverse with a qilin looking up at a crane and bird in flight, crested waves beneath and overhanging clouds below the rim.
7.5 cm high

Provenance: Marchant & Son, included in 'Exhibition of Blanc de Chine', 3rd June- 24th, London, June 1994, No 84

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