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Smooth silky golden patina, age cracks to one side
Size: 7cm high, 15.5cm dia. – 3 ins high, 6¼ ins dia.
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 12, item no. 57, for a smaller turned rhinoceros horn vessel and catalogue no. 9, item no. 12, for another three 18th century rhinoceros horn vessels
cf: Royal Danish Kunstkammer Collection, Copenhagen, National Museum D91 and D93 for similar examples
This bowl was turned from one exceptionally massive Rhinoceros horn. The smooth walls suggest long and sustained use.