Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! Antique Old Chinese Ox Horn Carved Wine Cup Statue HORNLESS DRAGONS DECORATED. Antique Old Chinese Ox Horn Wine Cup Statue Hornless Dragon Decorated. Fine Old Chinese Ox Horn Wine Cup/Statue. Designed into a wine cup style with several powerful hornless dragons incised on the outerside surface. Also decorated with coiling dragon patterns both on the brim of the mouth. The motif of this wine cup is to prevent all evil things. All the carvings are very auspicious. Is homonymous with the word for’forever’. Thus the wine cup itself is a very auspicious subject. The inside of the wine cup is well-hollowed. Actually this ox horn wine cup is only a good wish. It will be a nice decoraction for your beautiful home. The carving is very exquisite. The condition is old but very good. The ancients believed that dragon was the symbol of the supreme auspiciousness, a bridge between man, Heaven and the Deities. They thought that the dragon was able to summon wind and rain, ascend to and descend from Heaven, and produce auspicious signs. The dragon even appeared in astronomy and numerology, and influenced the passing of the imperial power. Hornless dragon refers to Chilong in Chinese character. It is one of the 9 sons of dragon in ancient Chinese folklore. In Chinese literature, it is often used to represent brave and fearless soldiers and fighters. Ox horning carving in China has a long history dated back to Han dynasty. It is said that ox horn has the function of detoxifcation and preventing evil things. If the ox horn touches poison, the poison will produce white foam. Thus many emperors ordered to have their bowls and cups made of ox horn to test their food. Height of wine cup: 9.7 cm (3.81in), Width of wine cup: 7.8cm (3.07 in), Length. Cm (3.98 in). Color of item might deviate slightly in comparison to the original article d. Ue to differences in computer monitors and different lighting conditions. Please read description of color. Create listings that get noticed! With Auctiva’s 1,800+ Templates. The item “Antique Old Chinese Ox Horn Carved Wine Cup Statue HORNLESS DRAGONS DECORATED” is in sale since Tuesday, February 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Glasses & Cups”. The seller is “judy-jade-collectibles” and is located in Carol Stream, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: wine cup
- Primary Material: ox horn
- Region of Origin: China
- Original/Reproduction: Original