01 juin 2011

An extremely rare rhinoceros horn floriform cup. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795

      An extremely rare rhinoceros horn floriform cup. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Elegantly carved with deep rounded sides rising to an everted eight-lobed rim echoing the form of petals of an outturned lotus leaf, resting on five small waisted tab feet, the interior and exterior left undecorated to display the natural beauty of the material, the fibrous texture ranging from a translucent golden yellow tone around the sides to a... [Lire la suite]