12 septembre 2010

Three exceptional signed rhinoceros horn cups @ Christie's

The following three rhinoceros horn carvings bear either the signature or seal of two of the most revered artists working in this medium: You Kan (zi Zhi Sheng) and You Yutong (zi Yuyuan).You Kan is amongst the most famous rhinoceros horn carvers, with more works attributed to his hand than any other carver. He is also one of the few identifiable carvers whose name is listed in traditional sources. It is now generally accepted that You Kan is, in fact, the legendary You Xibei ('Rhinoceros Horn Cup' You), who was active during the... [Lire la suite]