17 juin 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn with landscape and figural decoration, 19th century

A carved rhinoceros horn with landscape and figural decoration, 19th century. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams The honey colored vessel elaborately carved and undercut as a large magnolia flower and secondary blossoms forming an imaginary landscape with Shoulao and his deer standing on one branch below tiered off-shoots of pine trees interwoven in the branches, set into an elaborate carved hardwood base echoing the same theme with Shoulao leaning toward a crouching deer in on a rocky... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2015

A rhinoceros horn lotus form libation cup, 17th-18th century

A rhinoceros horn lotus form libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€13,000 - 22,000). Photo Bonhams Carved as large lotus leaf riding the crest of a wave forming its base, four cavorting chilong clambering on the side of the vessel, the largest forming the handle, the horn a pale honey brown color. 2 1/4in (5.6cm) high - 6 3/8in (16.3cm) long This object has been in the United States since 1930. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo Bonhams Finely carved and undercut with a scholar seated in a grotto under a lofty pine near a waterfall, with another pine forming the handle of the cup, the interior carved with further rocky outcroppings, the horn a rich honey brown color. 3 3/4in (9.6cm) high - 5 1/2in (14cm) long This object has been in the United States since 1930. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo Bonhams The honey-colored body elegantly carved as an opened blossom, the exterior with flowering camellias, a network of stems forming the base and the handle, the interior and base shading to a dark umber tone, with a wood stand. 5 1/4in (13.3cm) long"This item has been in the United States since the 1960s" Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo Bonhams The rich honey-colored horn elegantly carved as an open magnolia flower, a network of leaves and secondary buds forming the base and the handle, the interior and base shading to a dark umber tone. 3in (7.6cm) high - 6in (15.2cm) long Provenance: S. Marchant and Son, purchased by the current owner in 1987Cities permit dated January 1, 1975 Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

An elegantly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

An elegantly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 40,000 (€27,000 - 36,000). Photo Bonhams Of flaring rounded conical profile, carved as a section of a pine tree, the exterior walls realistically detailed with knots and whorls of bark rendered with irregular roundels, the rim slightly canted and decorated with openwork branches, the undercut handle formed by sturdy branches extending across the exterior of the vessel, the horn of a warm honey tone graduating to a darker shade;... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires Anne Vallayer-Coster's painting of a female violinist

Anne Vallayer-Coster, Portrait of a Violinist, 1773. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum. STOCKHOLM.- Anne Vallayer-Coster’s Portrait of a Violinist is the latest addition to Nationalmuseum’s collection of 18th-century French painting. Considered one of the artist’s masterpieces, this genre work is believed to portray one of her sisters. Painted in 1773, three years after Vallayer was elected to the French academy of art, the work has many artistic virtues. Anne Vallayer (1744–1818) was elected to the French... [Lire la suite]