11 novembre 2018

A rare imperial rock crystal 'ram' washer, Jiaqing yu wan wheel-cut four-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 125. A rare imperial rock crystal 'ram' washer, Jiaqing yu wan wheel-cut four-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The washer is carved in the form of a ram, with archaistic patterns to the body and incisions highlighting the swirling details on the beard and tail. The imperial reign mark is carved to the base, and the clear translucent stone appears to... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2018

Two rhinoceros horn libaton cups at Chiswick Auctions, 12 november 2018

Lot 238. A rhinoceros horn libaton cup, 17th Century; 6.5cm H, 13cm diameter. Estimate: £10,000.00 - £15,000.00. © Chiswick Auctions. Well-hollowed the rounded bowl rising to an everted foliate rim, naturalistically carved to the exterior with reticulated branches bearing curved leaves and a pomegranate fruit, enclosing the body and forming the feet of the bowl, the body further incised with leaves extending over the rim to the interior of the bowl. Lot 237. A rhinoceros horn libaton cup, Qing... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2018

A smoky crystal 'qilin' seal, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 85. A smoky crystal 'qilin' seal, Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908); 5 cm,  2 in. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000. Lot sold £62,500 (€71,581). © Sotheby's. of square section surmounted by a Qilin seated on its haunches with the body hunched, the beast depicted with a bifurcated mane and taut muscles detailed with fine incisions. the seal face carved with an inscription reading le min zhi le, (When a ruler rejoices in the joy of his people, they also rejoice in his joy).... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2018

Rare well-carved rhinoceros horn 'lotus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 23. Rare well-carved rhinoceros horn 'lotus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century; 17.3cm high. Estimate £50,000 - £70,000. © Lyon &Turnbull carved following the natural shape of the horn as a large lotus leaf issuing from a stem, tied with a ribbon with stems issuing lotus blossoms, buds and pots, the horn of a warm caramel tone. Note: For a similar rhinoceros horn libation cup, also from the 17th century, see Christie''s sale in their London rooms on 10.05.2011, lot 8, sale 7964.... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A boxwood ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 135. A boxwood ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 43.8 cm, 17 1/4  in. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000. © Sotheby's. the ruyi-shaped head carved with a shou character below a wan symbol, enclosed by three stylised lotus sprays and foliage scrolls, all below a bat in flight with wings stretched, the long curved elegant stem finely detailed with a pair of cranes below a pine tree and scrolling clouds, with a keyfret border at the handle, the smooth... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2018

A rare and large white jade 'bats' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 23. A rare and large white jade 'bats' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 49 cm, 19 1/4  in. Estimate £100,000 - £150,000. Lot sold £125,000 (€143,163). © Sotheby's. the large naturalistically carved ruyi-shaped head detailed with a bat perched on top with wings outstretched, the curved and elongated arched shaft intricately carved with three smaller bats near the head, with further stylised ruyi scrolls along the shaft leading to fruiting nandina berries... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2018

A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 1. A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th century; 13cm (5 1/8in) long. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 34,000 - 56,000). Sold for £ 68,750 (€ 78,875). © Bonhams. The elegantly proportioned vessel, raised on a slightly recessed foot, well carved in high relief with five writhing chi-dragons clambering around the sides of the vessel decorated in low relief with a border of archaistic taotie masks divided by a curling flange on one side, the other side flanked by a... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2018

Six rhinoceros horn libation cups, a bowl and a washer at Bonhams London, 08 november 2018

Lot 214. A rare rhinoceros horn 'grapevine' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 15.5cm (6 1/8in) long. Estimate £ 45,000 - 65,000 (€ 50,000 - 73,000). Unsold. © Bonhams. The exterior crisply carved and pierced with a gnarled grapevine, tendrils and leaves bearing numerous luscious grape bunches, the horn of dark caramel-brown tone. Provenance: a distinguished European private collection, on loan to the Oriental Museum, Durham, from the mid-1970s to circa 2011, and thence by descent.  Note: For... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2018

A rare Imperial rock crystal 'ram' washer, Jiaqing yu wan wheel-cut four-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 125. A rare Imperial rock crystal 'ram' washer, Jiaqing yu  wan wheel-cut four-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820); 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,560 - USD 156,840). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The washer is carved in the form of a ram, with archaistic patterns to the body and incisions highlighting the swirling details on the beard and tail. The imperial reign mark is carved to the base, and the clear translucent stone appears to... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3402. A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in.; overall 11.1 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the form of two adjacent lingzhi-shaped washers with a bat perched on one edge, borne on gnarled leafy stems issuing further smaller lingzhi heads with a chilong clambering atop, the beast with a... [Lire la suite]