07 octobre 2012

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn 'Bird and Flowers' Libation Cup. Qing Dynasty, Early 18th Century - Sotheby's

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn 'Bird and Flowers' Libation Cup. Qing Dynasty, Early 18th Century - Photo Sotheby's the exterior carved to resemble a craggy garden rock surrounded by roses bushes with large blossoms and rosehips and a daylily, with a large undercut flowering hibiscus at one end forming the handle, the gnarly branches laden with open blossoms and buds, extending into and spreading across the rim forming a perch for a bird, the horn of a rich reddish brown color, wood... [Lire la suite]