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LOT 1498

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GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 440 - 660
USD ($) 520 - 790

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£360 (EUR 399; USD 471) (+bp*)

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Chinese Smoky Quartz Cup with Tiger

19th century AD

A large carved smoky quartz cup in the shape of a drinking horn with recurved tendril finial; the body with carved tendrils and double band to the mouth; a tiger to one side with carved detailing, depicted crouched, ready to pounce on its prey. 494 grams, 19cm (7 1/2"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London collector, acquired in the early 1990s.