20 juin 2011

Rhinoceros Horn Carvings and Scholars' Objects @ Bonhams

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Bonhams The conical horn well carved and undercut with a handle formed by a rocky outcropping and the reticulated trunks of deciduous trees overlapping a gnarled pine with its upper branches extending into the interior, a lower bough stretching over a rocky overhang to frame a seated Chinese sage accompanied by two youthful attendants, all pondering the landscape formed by jagged cliffs scattered with maple and other deciduous trees silhouetted against a meandering... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2011

An extremely rare archaistic tripod rhinoceros horn libation cup.. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century.

        An extremely rare archaistic tripod rhinoceros horn libation cup.. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011   The archaistic vessel standing on three broadly splayed triangular lappet-form legs emerging from lion masks, the slender flared body exquisitely carved in low relief around the sides with a band of two taotie masks on a leiwen ground below a band of stylised lappets enclosing ruyi heads, the double strap handle spanning the lower body and the rim with a... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2011

An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty 17th/18th century.

An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The thick irregular sides superbly carved as a tapering knotted hibiscus branches issuing from the exterior to form the handle, growing smaller branches bearing hibiscus flowers enveloping the sides of the cup and extending over to the interior upon which a swallow naturalistically carved in openwork is perched looking upwards grasping a branch that bridges the spout while a second swallow perched on the... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2011

A rare Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (peshkabz), North West India, 17th-18th century & A jade-hilted dagger, India, 18th ct

A rare Mughal gem-set jade-hilted dagger (peshkabz), North West India, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's the tapering curved watered-steel blade with broad flattened back chiselled and overlaid in gold with a pendant palmette, the dark-green jade pistol-grip hilt inlaid with scrolling tendrils of gold issuing floral rosettes, buds and leaves kundun-set with cabochon rubies and cut diamonds, velvet-covered wood scabbard;  40.5cm Estimate 60,000—80,000 GBP. Lot Sold 73,250 GBP PROVENANCE: ex-Collection Robin... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

Mughal gem-set gold and jade objects and jewelry, India, 17th,18th & 19th century

A rare Mughal gem-set gold spoon, India, 17th-18th century.  Photo Sotheby's the shallow bowl delicately inlaid on the reverse with a lotus rosette comprised of radiating foil-backed diamond petals and rubies, the faceted tapering shaft inlaid with emeralds and bands of ruby quatrefoils within an engraved and chiselled gold framework, gold lotus bud terminal; 14.5cm. Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP. Lot Sold 409,250 GBP NOTE: This spoon is comparable to the magnificent early-seventeenth-century spoon in the Victoria and Albert... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2011

Safavid Polychrome & blue and white, Persia, 17th century

A Safavid Polychrome Bottle, Persia, second half 17th Century. Photo Sotheby's the bulbous body with slender elongated neck on a short foot, the slip painting with central decoration comprising lobed cartouches with blue, black and red floral motifs; 29cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,450 GBP NOTE: This is a rare form in Safavid pottery and would appear to evolve around the middle of the seventeenth century. Examples in blue and white are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Crowe 2002, pp.148-151,... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2011

Henri Dasson (1825 - 1896), A gilt-bronze mounted Imari porcelain clock. Paris, circa 1890, the Japanese Imari porcelain late 17

Henri Dasson (1825 - 1896), A gilt-bronze mounted Imari porcelain clock. Paris, circa 1890, the Japanese Imari porcelain late 17th/early 18th century. Photo Sotheby's the white enamel dial signed HRY DASSON, the movement stamped VILLARD A PARIS and numbered 2664; 61.5 cm. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD Sotheby's. 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art, 15 Apr 11, New York www.sothebys.com
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28 avril 2011

Three rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th-18th century

  A rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th-18th century. Crisply carved in high relief around the exterior with pairs of ducks beneath the lip on a pond, and larger pairs of cranes on the sides, the ends with the handle formed as a double leafy pine trunk. 13.5cm (5 5/8in) long. Estimate: £30,000 - 50,000, HKD 380,000 - 630,000, $ 49,000 - 82,000 Provenance: a British private collection A rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th-18th century. photo Bonhams Carved as a simple scoop with a pointed end, all resembling a plain magnolia... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2011

A very large huanghuali brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century.

A very large huanghuali brushpot. Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's. carved from a single section of tree trunk of wide cylindrical form, the wood of rich reddish-brown color with characteristics 'fur' markings, wood stand; diameter 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 400,000—600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 524,000 HKD  Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 08 Apr 11. Hong Kong. www.sothebys.com
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04 avril 2011

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century.

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Photo Sotheby's resting on a nest of entwined tree branches forming a bifurcated pine and prunus branch handle to one side and bamboo on the other, forming the 'Three Friends of Winter', a large prunus blossom furled to form the cup, the exterior carved and undercut on one side with the figure of Shoulao riding on the back of a crane and Dongfang Shuo holding a peach branch over his shoulder on the reverse, each figure within a raised cloud-form reserve, the... [Lire la suite]