Rhinoceros horn libation cup, $230,000 (£153,350) at Cottone’s.

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Although it had some insect damage to the rim, it was a good size at 6½in (17cm), a warm honey colour and was finely carved with an unusual design that included fishing herons.

Estimated at $15,000-25,000 for the sale on September 17, this private entry from a house in Rochester, New York sold to a Chinese buyer at $230,000 (£153,350) plus 17 per cent buyer's premium.