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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Early 19th Century
Size : 11.5 cm dia. x 3 cm high
4½ ins dia. x 1¼ ins high
Emperor Rudolf II of Germany ( 1522-1612 ) paid fabulous sums for his drinking cups although his collection is now found to include several buffalo horn imitations. A Chinese work dated 1388 discussing the connoisseurship of antiquities states that, 'rhinoceros horn pieces on girdles are often made of ordinary horn with a thin layer of rhinoceros stuck on top'!
|Height||3.00 cm||(1.18 inches)|
|Width||11.50 cm||(4.53 inches)|