10 mai 2017

A carved aloeswood brush pot, bitong, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 5. A carved aloeswood brush pot, bitong, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900). Price realised GBP 20,000 (USD 25,880). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vessel, in the form of a libation cup, is finely carved in high relief to the exterior with a continuous scene of pavilions amongst willow, pine, and wisteria in a rock-strewn landscape.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of Art, 9 May 2017, London,... [Lire la suite]

08 mai 2017

An important European private collection of rhinoceros horn objects at Bonhams Hong Kong, 30 may 2017

Photo: Bonhams.  Lot 129. A rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century, 10.4cm (4 1/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Naturalistically worked in the form of a curled lotus leaf issuing from a stem forming the foot at the base, one side flanked by another curved lotus leaf forming the handle, the horn of a dark chocolate-brown tone.  Provenance: An important European private collection Note: The present lot is an exceptional... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

Three Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cups, 17th Century sold at iGavel Auctions

Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Landscape Libation Cup, 17th Century. Estimate $30,000-40,000. Lot sold $ 33,750. Photo iGavel Auctions. width: approximately 18 cm; height: approximately 15 cm; depth: approximately 10 cm; Weight approximately 535 grams; with restoration using a composite material in an approximate 2 1/4 by 1 inch section of at base and in an approximate 3/8 inch section of pine branch to upper portion of handle, with signs of dryness and associated cracks and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'auspicious birds' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 310. A rhinoceros horn 'auspicious birds' libation cup, 17th-18th century, 15.5 (6 1/8in) long. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Finely carved around the exterior with pairs of cranes, phoenix, magpies, sparrows, and mandarin ducks, all amidst landscape with bamboo, prunus and pines with two gnarled pine trees forming the handle, the horn of rich caramel-brown tone. Provenance:  a Scottish private collection Note: Pairs of birds represent the auspicious wishes for... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A rhinoceros horn 'lingzhi and bamboo' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 309. A rhinoceros horn 'lingzhi and bamboo' libation cup, 17th century, 14.1cm (5 1/2in). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Naturalistically carved in the form of a large lingzhi fungus detailed with swirls, the exterior exquisitely carved in relief with pointed bamboo leaves issued from a robust bamboo stalk handle, intertwined with smaller lingzhi fungi issuing from slender sprigs forming the second handle, extending to the underside to form the... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups from the Robert Everts Collection

Robert Everts (1875-1942) Robert Everts (1875-1942), served as the Belgian Ambassadorial Envoy to Beijing from 1910 – 1916 and again 1920 – 1924. Other diplomatic posts included Mexico 1902 – 1906, Germany and finally as the Ambassador to Spain, 1932 – 1938, before he retired to Brussels. The following four rhinoceros horn libation cups were acquired by Everts during his diplomatic postings to Beijing. Lot 305. A rhinoceros horn 'peach and chilong' libation cup, 17th-18th century, 12.5cm (4 3/4in)... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2017

A very rare rhinoceros horn saucer-dish, 17th-18th century

Lot 304. A very rare rhinoceros horn saucer-dish, 17th-18th century, 13.4cm (5 1/4in) diam. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. The warm red-toned horn smoothly rising on a short slightly recessed foot to a gently flaring lipped rim. Provenance:  A related rhinoceros horn saucer-dish is illustrated by J.Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, p.114, no.114. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century

Lot 303. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century, 13cm (5 1/8in) long. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. Finely carved to the exterior with a band of trefoil diaper ground beneath a key-fret border on the rim, the handle formed by inverted volutes and a stylised mythical beast climbing up one side and biting the rim. Provenance:  A related archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup is illustrated by J.Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China,... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A rare archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, gu, 17th-18th century

Lot 302. A rare archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, gu, 17th-18th century, 7.4cm (2 7/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 5,900). Photo: Bonhams. The dark chocolate-toned horn carved with a stylised chilong biting the rim of the cup, the writhing body forming the handle, the cup carved as an archaistic bronze vessel with a taotie mask band, the upper register with a band of incised upturned plantain leaves interspersed with C-scrolls. Provenance:  An important European... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 301. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century, 16cm (6 1/4in) long. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Photo: Bonhams. Boldly carved in high relief around the body with two powerful and dynamic chilong, another three chilong forming the handle, the largest biting the lip and confronting a smaller chilong drawing back in the interior, the exterior with a band of stylised dragons on a leiwen ground, key-fret borders around the... [Lire la suite]