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PROPERTY FROM THE ZORICH COLLECTION, ADELAIDE

A rare rhinoceros horn chalice, late 19th century

Estimate $50,000 - $70,000

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PROPERTY FROM THE ZORICH COLLECTION, ADELAIDE

the squat globular bowl waisted below the broad everted rim, carved in relief on the exterior with a phoenix in a frieze of peony and other flowering plants between bands of stiff leaves, and a further band of petals around the wide mouth, supported on three splayed scroll feet above a cylindrical pedestal base, finely engraved around the sides with peonies and bamboo between carved bands of overlapping petals
22 cm high, 13 cm wide

  • Lot Sold $70,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $85,400 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Sotheby's Belgravia, 14 July 1977, lot 56
The Zorich Collection, Adelaide, thence by descent

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Catalogue Notes

Compare with a chalice of flared form, sold Christie's South Kensington, 22 November 2011, lot 7

Condition Report

The raised line border at the lower edge of the mouth chipped off in two areas for 2.5 cm and 2 cm, some flowers and leaves on the frieze chipped off. Some fine short cracks around the interior rim. Otherwise generally good condition

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