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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1650-1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rhinoceros horn, carved

  • Credit Line:

    Murray Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rhinoceros horn cup, carved on the exterior partly in openwork with a grape vine and fruit, and a flowering prunus tree; the interior lined with a large leaf.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1650-1750 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Rhinoceros horn, carved


Height: 7.5 cm, Diameter: 14.3 cm

Descriptive line

Cup, carved rhinoceros horn, China, Qing dynasty, 1650-1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Clunas, Craig. Chinese Carving. London: Sun Tree Publishing Ltd in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996. p. 37, fig. 35.

Labels and date

Wine Cup of rhinoceros horn. CHINESE; 18th century
L. 5 5/8 in., H. 3 in. Murray Bequest, 25. A 1054-1910. Carved on the outside partly in openwork with a grape vine and fruit, and a flower prunus tree; the interior is lined with a large leaf. [pre 2005]
Carved rhinoceros horn
CHINESE; 18th century.
Murray Bequest. A.1054-1910. [pre 2005]


Rhinoceros horn



Subjects depicted

Prunus; Grape vine


East Asia Collection

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