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A Chinese famille verte libation cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722), decorated with applied 'chilong' dragons on the body and anthropomorphic figures on the handles, fitted hardwood stand and box, 4.8 x 11 cm

A carved full-tip rhinoceros horn libation cup, 19th century, (2), the full length of the horn intricately carved with a farmer walking in front of his companion riding on a buffalo, beside gnarled pine, fruiting gourd and flowering prunus trees rising fro

A carved rhinoceros horn 'prunus' libation cup Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century, naturalistically carved as a prunus blossom with flaring overlapping petals forming the cup, the exterior carved in high relief with branches bearing prunus buds and bl

A rhinoceros horn 'grapevine' libation cup Qing dynasty, 18th century, carved as an open multi-petalled flower, the exterior decorated in relief with scrolling stems of grapevine bearing clusters of fruit and foliage, the branches issuing from the

A rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century, carved in the form of a widely flared lotus leaf with characteristic veining finely delineated on the interior and exterior extending to the frilled rim, and issuing from

A very fine Shibayama gold lacquer Mokkogata tsuba, Meiji period, signed Nemoto-zo. Inlaid in mother of pearl, coral, ivory, and shakudo on a nashiji and kirikane ground and decorated in takamakie and hiramakie lacquer, with silver and cloisonne rim., one

A large carved full-tip rhinoceros horn libation cup, 19th century the full length of the horn intricately carved in the form of a deep lotus leaf, borne on a long curved stem within an openwork arrangement of further sinuous stems bearing lotus flowers an

A Chinese carved ivory figure of a scholar, possibly Ming Dynasty, modelled with a downcast gaze, holding a libation cup in one hand 18.8 cm high

A Chinese horn libation cup, 19th century, carved in relief to the exterior with a band of taotie masks on a key-fret background, surrounded by a border of key-fret design to both the mouth and foot rim, the handle pierced with numerous intertwined qilong,

A Chinese late 19th / early 20th century blanc de chine libation cup with hardwood cover on wooden base. Height 10 cm. Provenance: E.A. Stanton estate

A Chinese carved white jade libation cup, Qing dynasty, 10 cm, 435g. Provenance: Victoria, Private Collection, inherited from current owner's mother who purchased the piece in London

A large Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, probably 17th century, carved in high relief with a figure holding a peach branch, a large fruiting peach branch on the other side, flowering prunus issuing from rock work and also inside the cup,

A near pair of Chinese blanc de chine libation cups in the style of rhinoceros horn libation cups, each moulded to the exterior with a dragon, deer, among other animals and prunus, collection sticker to base, (a small chip to the foot of one), 7 cm and 7.5

A Chinese carved rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 17th/ 18th century the reddish brown horn naturalistically carved as a large and spreading magnolia blossom raised on a branch issuing blossoms, the interior incised with veins rising to the irregul

A Chinese carved horn libation cup decorated with mythical animals. Height 5.5 cm, diameter 10.5 cm.

A collection of five Dehua libation cups, early Qing Dynasty, 17th/18th century, each one moulded with flowering prunus branches, one with metal mount to rim from 5.8 cm high to 8.4 cm high Sotheby's labels attached to three. Provenance: From a Private Mel

A small chicken bone jade libation cup, probably Qing Dynasty decorated with an archaistic design on the exterior 8.9 cm long; 4.6 cm variable together with a pale celadon jade stylised winged beast 5.3 cm high; 6.3 cm wide together with a small white and

A Chinese porcelain famille rose lotus shaped libation cup, possibly Guangxu period (1875-1908) Guangxu mark to verso of handle, 8.5 cm high, 14.5 cm long

Chinese agate libation cup, carved with a ram head. Length 11 cm

Chinese carved horn libation wine cup with dragon and phoenix detail, 9.7 cm high

A small famille verte libation cup, Kangxi Period, late 17th century, enamelled on the biscuit in green, yellow and aubergine, decorated with dragons amongst flowers, a rabbit in a medallion in the centre and four chilong dragons climbing up the outside, 1

A Chinese carved wood libation cup the cup is decorated with foliage, mountain and village life scenes. Height 5.5 cm. Length 10.2 cm. Width 7.5 cm

19th century Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cup entirely carved and pierced with ornate figures & animals amongst foliage, scrolling cloud to the rim. Displayed on matching carved fruitwood stand. Horn 67 cm length, 87 cm height on stand (damage t

A Chinese horn libation cup, of flared form tapering to a small raised foot, with a slender strap animalistic handle, the body decorated in relief with dragon like creatures and archaistic designs between key fret and lappet borders. Height 7.5 cm

A rare 18th/19th century Chinese carved rhinoceros horn libation cup in the form of an archaic bronze 'Jue' drinking vessel. Taotie monster masks above the splayed legs, key border and strap handle. The lotus petal bowl with twin fish for felicity. Some ol

A carved Chinese zitan libation cup, in the shape of a lotus leaf supported by a branch issuing lotus root and buds, with chi-dragons climbing on both the interior and the exterior, 9.8 cm high

A Chinese carved rhinorcerous-horn libation, Qianlong four-character mark, in the form of a lotus leaf, carved around the body in high relief with a bird resting amongst a lotus pond, 7 cm high

A blanc de chine libation cup, decorated with animal and floral decoration & collection sticker. Height 5 x 9 cm

An 18th/19th century Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, of deep chestnut colour, realistically carved and detailed as an unfurling lotus leaf supported within a framework of stalks of lotus blossoms and leaves, seeding millet, arrowhead and bulrush plan

Chinese carved bamboo libation cup, carved with lotus & vine tendrils modern, 11 cm high, 13 cm at widest

Chinese peach bloom glazed libation cup, 19th century, moulded in relief with lingzhi mushroom sprays, apocryphal Kangxi six-character mark to the base, wood stand. Height 8 cm

18th century libation cup. Flared from with moulded prunus. 7 cm high.

A fine Dehua libation cup, early Qing dynasty, 17th century, in the form of an open flower, incised with five characters in grass script. 4.3 cm high, 7.6 cm wide. Provenance: R & V Tregaskis, 26/7/1987

A 'Magnolia and Prunus' rhinoceros horn libation cup 17th/18th century carved as an open magnolia blossom with overlapping petals, the exterior with flowering magnolia branches on one side and blossoming prunus on the other in high and pierced relief exten

A horn libation cup carved in low relief to either side with designs of lotus flowers framed by borders of square fret design, a narrow loop handle issues from the back, designed to affix a ribbon. Height 9.5 cm

A tall horn libation cup, carved in relief and intaglio with dragons, bats and archaic style mythical beasts to the surface of the cup, raised on three leaf shaped feet. Height 16.5 cm, on oblong wooden stand

A horn libation cup carved with pagodas and landscape, 8 cm high