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Rare Antique Chinese lidded container horn

Rare Antique Chinese lidded container horn

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Horn: Pre 1900: Item # 657520

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This antique Chinese circular lidded container was made from a single valuable horn. It is a tribute to both the horn and the skill of the craftsman. Horn can be cut, and carved, but it is not a flexible material. According to my Chinese friends, the thinner and more translucent the horn, the more it is valued. The cross-section of an ox (buffalo)horn is oval, but a Yak horn is circular. This is a prized horn. Approx 4" high and 2.5" diameter.