Fine Bamboo ‘Shi-shi’ Libation Cup

Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644)

Bamboo

China

H: 6cm W: 10cm

Provenance:
• Robert Blunefield Collection
• Gerard Hawthorne Collection
• Littleton And Hennessy, 2015.

The exterior carved to resemble a shi-shi dog (Imperial Guardian Lion) leaning its paws on an embroidered ball, representing Imperial Supremacy over the world.