18 mars 2010

Ivory Skull Cane @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Ivory Skull Cane This ebonized walking stick is topped by a handsome and intricately carved ivory skull. Every detail, from individual teeth to the sutures that join the top of the skull, every detail was executed with the utmost precision. A silver collar, shield and an ivory ferrule culminate the cane's design. Price: $2,850 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA. Tel : +1 800 544 9440 - info@rauantiques.com - http://www.rauantiques.com
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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]