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2 UNIQUE CHINESE 18TH C? OX HORN LIBATION CARVED CUPS, COLORS & PATINA


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Region of Origin: ChinaOriginal/Reproduction: Antique Original
Age: Pre-1800Color: BROWNS
Primary Material: OX HORN
Original Description:
I have been informed that it is likely that Chinese customs will not allow this material into their country due to their restrictions on animal and animal parts importation.  Therefore I WILL NOT MAIL THIS INTO CHINA, so if you are a potential buyer from China please have an alternative mailing address or I cannot complete the sale.  I also appreciate the several persons who have asked me to place a BIN on this lot, and those who have made offers, BUT...to be fair to my poten...tial customers, I am not accepting offers...and I am allowing the cups to run the full 7 day auction course, closing Sunday the 18th, at 9:00 Central Time. Thanks for your kind understanding. It is my personal belief that these small individual libation cups are 18th or early 19th C artifacts, original to the period, well carved, lovely in color, design and finish. I offer them as a pair, though they are different in design and color. The largest dimension of the larger cup is 3 1/2" across. The choice of subject, the aging, the soft luster and patina suggest a long history. Both of them have small flaws accrued over the course of a couple hundred years, but none of these large or obvious, and none affecting the beauty of the two. (Please study the photos closely.) Note that the larger is a darker brown coloration, a "nutty" color and translucence. The slightly smaller cup has more angular patterns seen in the leaves and formation of the stems. These were in the collection of an elderly woman who was a world traveler, but there is no personal record of when or where she purchased them. These are seductive. Check out my other items. Shipping for this lot will be determined by the ebay/PO calculator. I do combine items for lowered shipping cost. Most of my items close on Sunday evenings, 9:00 Central. I’m Always happy to take questions or comments. I do want all my customers tobe satisfied, so please, let me know your concerns so I can assist. I do not use reserves or shills. Payment via Paypal is expected ASAP, and always within 10 days of a closing. I now give POSITIVE FEEDBACK only to those who give me positive feedback after receiving their shipments, because most people fail to be courteous and post feedback. FOR BUYERS FROM OUT OF THE US, if you ask for a shipping quote I do not package, weigh and measure the boxes before the sale closes. 



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