A Chinese blanc de Chine libation cup of rhinoceros horn form, Kangxi
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.
17th Century, 18th Century