05 août 2017

A small rhinoceros horn wine cup, 18th-19th century 

Lot 1696. A small rhinoceros horn wine cup, 18th-19th century, 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The thinly carved body flaring in a curved line from the circular foot to the everted rim, the undecorated material shading from a rich reddish-brown tone on one side to a dark brown tone on the other. Provenance: Acquired in the 1960s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Part I), 22 -... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2017

A rhinoceros horn magnolia-form cup, 18th century

Lot 1694. A rhinoceros horn magnolia-form cup, 18th century, 6 in. (15.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 74,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Well carved as a large magnolia blossom borne on a branch that forms the openwork base and rises up the sides where it bears further blossoms and buds and forms the openwork handle at one end opposite a chilongclambering up towards the rim at the other end, with a single stamen carved in high relief in the center of the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1692. A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 362,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely carved around the sides with three horses and a groom in a rocky landscape, one horse shown rolling on one side while on the reverse the other two stand partially obscured by the overhanging boughs of willow trees while the groom stands nearby, one of the willow trees forming the openwork handle along with... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

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

Lot 1691. A well-carved rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on a tall foot encircled by a key-fret band and carved in low relief around the exterior with confronted archaistic chilong between C-scrolls and pendent lappets, with four chilong clambering up towards the rim, which is incised with a further key-fret border, and peering over into the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1690. A rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 In the form of an open blossom carved in high relief around the sides with pairs of birds shown amidst rocks, including a pair of phoenixes on one side and a pair of cranes on the reverse, one in flight above the other and the tips of their beaks touching, with bamboo and a prunus branch rising from behind the rocks at one... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A rare small rhinoceros horn wine cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4155. A rare small rhinoceros horn wine cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 2 in. (5.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 300,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The thick body tapers in a curved line from the broad circular footed base to the everted rim. The lustrous undecorated material is of a rich golden tone darkening to a reddish brown to the interior, wood stand, box. Provenance: Acquired in London, 1988 Literature: T. Fok, Connoisseurship... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2017

A small floral-lobed rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th dynasty

Lot 4157. A small floral-lobed rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th dynasty, 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The quatrefoil cup has elegantly formed flared sides ribbed and grooved in the shape of four petals, carved in shallow relief around the exterior with a continuous undulating petal design, between keyfret bands at the rim and on the conforming pedestal foot. The openwork handle... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2017

A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4161. A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,780,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The elegantly proportioned tapering body is carved in shallow relief around the mid-section with a band depicting two pairs of confronted archaistic kui dragons separated by serrated flanges, below a band of interlinked stylised phoenix, and above a band of further... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2017

A finely carved 'Mythical Beasts' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4164. A finely carved 'Mythical Beasts' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 4 in. (10 cm.) high Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,140,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The elegantly proportioned tapering body is carved in shallow relief around the mid-section with a band depicting two pairs of confronted archaistic kui dragons separated by serrated flanges, below a band of interlinked stylised phoenix, and above a band of further... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2017

Hu Xingyue, Cup, carved rhinoceros horn, China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1650-1700

Hu Xingyue, Cup, carved rhinoceros horn, China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1650-1700. H. 3 5/8 in. (9 cm), D. 5 1/2 in. (13.7 cm). Bequeathed by W.H. Cope, Esq., 782-1903. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Rhinoceros horn cup, carved with archaistic dragons within shaped panels around the body, round the outside of the lip and bottom of the foot lightly incised with narrow bands of fret- pattern, two chilongs crawling over the strap handle and a smaller one inside the lip, inside the foot marked with a seal in raised... [Lire la suite]