19 août 2021

Rhinoceros horn & Buffalo libation cups sold at Bonhams London, 8 November 2018

Lot 216Y. A very fine rhinoceros horn archaistic 'dragon and phoenix' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate 30.000 £ - 40.000 £. Sold for £ 125,000 (US$ 172,825). © Bonhams. Exquisitely carved around the exterior with a band of archaistic taotie masks in relief against a key-fret ground, between pendant cicada lappets below and confronting long-tailed phoenix above, the long handle crisply carved as a phoenix detailed with elaborate... [Lire la suite]