11 avril 2011

Ten best of Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from The Edward and Franklin Chow Collection

An extremely rare large rhinoceros horn archaistic guang vessel by You Yiliang. 17th century. Photo Sotheby's masterfully carved in the form of an archaistic bronze guang vessel with a body of flaring rectangular section set with a channelled spout opposite a 'D'-shaped handle, the body finely carved in low relief with a wide register of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, supported on a tall foot of square section similarly decorated, the austere form interrupted by five playful chilong carved in reticulated high relief,... [Lire la suite]