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 of flaring U-shape, the rich toffee-coloured horn finely carved around the foot with a band of tumultuous foaming waves, to the rear of the vessel three writhing chilong form the handle, the interior of the rim with a key-fret band. 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Est. 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 31,250 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
28 mai 2009

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

A large carved rhinoceros horn libation cup. Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century the horn of dark amber tone, finely carved around the exterior with a scholar in a mountainous landscape, an old gnarled and knotted pine tree forming the handle. 15.8cm., 6 1/4 in. Est. 30,000—50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 79,250 GBP NOTE: This rhinoceros horn cup is notable for its meticulously carved scene, and exemplifies the dexterity of Qing dynasty craftsmen. The combination of trees modelled in the round, as seen on the tree-shaped handle, and smooth... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2009

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century Finely carved as a lotus leaf rising from the bundled stems forming the handle and foot, the exterior carved with lotus blossoms, leaves, pods and cereal sheaves over the incised lotus-leaf veins, the interior carved with a pair of fish swimming along the sides of the cup, with fine scales and fins. 11cm (4¼in) across. Sold for £16,800 Note: A double fish (shuangyu) represents the blessing: May you be blessed with connubial bliss, fecundity and an abundance of good luck. A... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2009

A rhinoceros horn 'magnolia blossom' libation cup, 17th/18th century

A rhinoceros horn 'magnolia blossom' libation cup, 17th/18th century The tapering deep walls formed of overlapping petals rising to the slightly flared undulating rim, finely carved in relief with a magnolia blossom and buds borne on naturalistically carved stems emanating from a network of openwork gnarled branches forming the handle, the horn of sumptuous chocolate-brown tone turning darker at the foot. 9.1cm (3½in) wide. Sold for £21,600 Provenance: an English private collection Note: Compare a rhinoceros horn... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A rare archaic bronze 'Bird's-Head' libation cup, yi. Late Warring States Period

A rare archaic bronze 'Bird's-Head' libation cup, yi. Late Warring States Period The double-lobed deep rounded sides forming a heart shape with the tip pointing towards the handle cast as a bird-raptor's head with bulging eyes and an open protruding hooked beak, all supported on an oval foot. 15.4cm (6in) wide. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 - Unsold Provenance: purchased from an American private collection in Florida, circa 2000Note: Compare a similar excavated gilt vessel in the Hebei Province Museum, illustrated... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2009

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century Boldly and finely carved in high relief around the exterior with long gnarled pine branches, the openwork handle formed by a further pine trunk growing into the interior of the vessel, the horn of a rich toffee tone. 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Est. £10,000 - £15,000 - Price realised £55,250  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Export Art. 12 May 2009. London, King Street www.christies.com
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12 mai 2009

A fine and rare signed rhinoceros horn libation cup, 16th/17th century

A fine and rare signed rhinoceros horn libation cup, 16th/17th century The steep sides finely carved and incised with a solitary boatman in a sea of tranquil waves, below jagged mountains and trees, to the side a large gnarled pine tree forming the handle of the vessel, the base signed Wen Shu and with a six-character sealmark. 6 in. (15 cm.) wide. Est. £30,000 - £50,000 - Price realised : £49,250  Notes: The six-character sealmark reads Shengya yipian qingshan and can be translated as 'My lonely life in this... [Lire la suite]
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07 avril 2009

A fine carved rhinoceros libation cup. Ming dynasty, 17th century

A fine carved rhinoceros libation cup. Ming dynasty, 17th century the high-polished auburn coloured horn carved in high-relief with Shoulao riding a crane set below the overhanging lip, hovering above a recumbent deer, flanked on the sides by the Eight Daoist Immortals standing on rocky outcrops, set amidst mountains and clouds, the back carved with a gnarled pine tree, the interior rim set with a bough of peaches at one end, stand. 17 cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 900,000—1,200,000 HKD NOTE: A slightly larger rhinoceros horn... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2009

A group of chinese aubergine-glazed porcelain vessels, Qing dynasty (18th-19th century)

A group of chinese aubergine-glazed porcelain vessels, Qing dynasty (18th-19th century) comprising a bowl; a tripod censer; and two libation cups; together with a similar dark-blue glazed small ovoid vase. The bowl, the largest, 7 1/8in. (18cm.) diameter (5) Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 1 - 2 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd
28 février 2009

A Rhinoceros Horn 'Prunus and Camellia' Libation Cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A Rhinoceros Horn 'Prunus and Camellia' Libation Cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century in the form of a large blossom, the narrow base rising dramatically to a flared and oval rim, the exterior carved with prunus blossoms borne on meandering branches, with two camellia blossoms rendered in high-relief, of a deep honey-chestnut color, carved wood stand (2). length 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm; height 3 1/2 in., 8.9 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's