21 mars 2017

A Vertical-Form Lingbi Limestone Scholar's Rock

Lot 2028. A Vertical-Form Lingbi Limestone Scholar's Rock. Estimate USD 10,000 ~ 15,000. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€32,401). Photo: Bonhams. In the form of an irregular, twisting loop, the gnarled form framing a large void, the stone a dark gray with white veins and smooth, shiny surface, the lower half carved with a 20-character cursive inscription discussing the scholar's rock as an object of appreciation, the rock perched on a wooden stand carved to imitate root-wood; inscribed Japanese box. 7in... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2017

Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻, 1895-1953)

Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻, 1895-1953)
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27 janvier 2017

Cup (Guang) with Figures in a Landscape, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, 1662-1722

Cup (Guang) with Figures in a Landscape, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, 1662-1722. Carved rhinoceros horn, 9 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. (24.77 x 9.84 x 18.42 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Marion I. Carlson (44.8.4). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
27 janvier 2017

Cup (Guang) with Dragons in Waves, China, late Ming dynasty, about 1550-1644

Cup (Guang) with Dragons in Waves, China, late Ming dynasty, about 1550-1644. Carved rhinoceros horn. Diameter: 6 1/2 in. (16.51 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Marion I. Carlson (44.8.2). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
27 janvier 2017

Cup (Guang) with Dragons and Pine Trees, China, late Ming dynasty, about 1550-1644

Cup (Guang) with Dragons and Pine Trees, China, late Ming dynasty, about 1550-1644. Carved rhinoceros horn. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Marion I. Carlson (44.8.3). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
08 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3792. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved on the exterior with an irregular surface with subtle ridges and knots simulating a tree trunk, one side detailed in high relief with a gnarled branch and thin twigs issuing prunus blossoms of varying sizes and extending across the exterior and onto the interior of the cup, the horn patinated to a dark... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn ‘Lychee’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3782. A carved rhinoceros horn ‘Lychee’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. carved on the exterior with stems issuing long furled leaves, floral blooms and two lychees, the lychees detailed with various floral-diaper grounds, the undercut handle formed with two undulating stems, the horn of a warm chestnut tone lightening to a rich amber colour towards the mouthrim, wood stand; 15.2 cm., 6... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3793. A rhinoceros horn ‘Figural Landscape’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,480,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn meticulously carved on the exterior with a continuous scene depicting several figures amidst an idyllic riverscape laden with large overhanging wutong and pine trees, the tranquil setting quaintly accented with a few bridges, pavilions and pagodas, the rippling waters detailed with swirl... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A large rhinoceros horn ‘Pine and River’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

A large rhinoceros horn ‘Pine and River’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,720,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved on the exterior around the mouthrim with jagged rockwork and branches issuing clusters of leaves, the lower section of the vessel decorated in low relief with tempestuous waves, the openwork handle formed on one side with intertwining branches issuing further pine blossoms and extending onto the interior of... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3790. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,320,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.  carved on the exterior with burls and knots simulating a tree trunk, the handle formed by two branches issuing thin twigs bearing prunus buds and blossoms, the flowering twigs and branches extending across the sides of the vessel and onto the interior of the vessel, the surface of a lustrous patinated warm amber tone, wood... [Lire la suite]