21 mars 2010

A very rare inscribed rhinoceros horn cup, 17th century

A very rare inscribed rhinoceros horn cup, 17th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Very finely carved with a scene of a young man punting a flower-filled boat through cresting waves, with tree-form handle and rock-carved interior, one side carved in relief with a ten-character inscription, zai lai hua jia zi song shi bu zhi nian - 5½ in. (14 cm.) long - Estimate $120,000 - $180,000 Provenance: Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 20 May 1987, lot 636. Literature: Jan Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London,... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2010

A very rare rhinoceros horn cup, 17th/early 18th century

A very rare rhinoceros horn cup, 17th/early 18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Finely carved with the poet Tao Yuanming admiring a chrysanthemum sprig while seated beside a wine jar in a setting of bamboo and rocks, some forming the handle at one end below a pine branch that continues over the rim - 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000 Provenance: Phillips, London, 18 December 1996, lot 196. Notes: This extremely fine rhinoceros horn cup is very skillfully carved with a subject that has... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2010

A large Dehua libation cup. 明代 Ming Dynasty, 崇禎 Chongzhen Period (1628-1644)

A large Dehua libation cup. 明代 Ming Dynasty, 崇禎 Chongzhen Period (1628-1644) modeled in the form of a rhinoceros horn with applied decoration covered in a creamy translucent glaze. On one side is a stag with overhanging clouds and peony branches and to the other side prunus branches and a dragon descending from clouds while another dragon appears between upright rocks. The cup sits on a carved stand of stylized open rockwork. The cup follows closely to those dating to circa 1640. Height:  2 3/4"... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2009

Four rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century @ Sotheby's London

A large and finely carved 'lotus bouquet' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century. photo Sotheby's naturalistically carved as a large long stemmed lotus leaf with an infurled undulating rim and characteristic veining running down the interior and exterior, further stalks bearing leafs and buds rise up the side of the vessel and are tied together with a ribbon, the horn of rich dark honey tone, carved wood stand. Est. 25,000—35,000 GBP - Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium:  145,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Scandanavian... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2009

Four rhinoceros horn cups, 17th ti 19th century

A large rhinoceros horn cup, 19th century © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The long deeply carved cup with ruffled rim raised on a long tapering openwork stem extending to the tip of the horn depicting blossoming flowers and buds, elaborately carved wood stand. 45.2cm (17½in) long. (2). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000, HK$250,000 - 380,000 Provenance: Timothy Arthur O'Keeffe (1880-1966), Dublin, purchased during the first half of the 20th century, and thence by descent.Timothy Arthur O'Keeffe, born in County Cork, Ireland in... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2009

A collection of rhinoceros horn sold @ Sotheby"s New York

A large rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 18th century of dark brownish-black tone, the horn finely carved to the exterior with a lone boatman on a rolling stream, beneath a mountain landscape with towering pine trees and swirling clouds, a large gnarled pine trunk and branches forming the handle at one end, the interior carved with a writhing qilong and swirling clouds, inscribed qi qiu xia ri, Bai Ye, with wood stand (2); length 7 3/8 in., 18.7 cm. Est. 15,000—20,000 USD. Lot sold 86,500 USD PROVENANCE:... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2009

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros. Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXE siècle

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros. Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXE siècle de forme élancée à décor de double gourdes, écureuil et araignées, sur une base en bois sculpté de lingzhi et fleurs de magnolia. 35 cm, 13 3/4 in. Est. 7,000—9,000 EUR. Lot Sold 22,350 EUR A rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century Sotheby's. Asian Art. 11 Jun 09. Paris www.sothebys.com
19 juin 2009

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th/18th Century

A rhinoceros horn libation cup. 17th-18th Century Of oval section with a shallow well formed as a lotus leaf emerging from smaller lotus blossoms, buds and other leaves with deeply undercut stems that form the cup base and rise to one side, tied with a ribbon. 5 1/2in (14cm) long - Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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28 mai 2009

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

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of rich dark toffee tone, finely carved around the exterior with a taotie band, a chilong forming the handle. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 34,850 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
28 mai 2009

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

A fine rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of warm honey tone, finely carved around the exterior with a scholar and his horse at rest in a rocky landscape, an old gnarled pine tree forming the handle. 14cm., 5 1/2 in. Est. 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 145,250 GBP NOTE: Skilfully carved in high-relief, the charm of the present piece lies in the naturalistic depiction of the scholar who stands deep in thought while hunched over the trunk of a gnarled pine tree with his head propped up on his... [Lire la suite]