27 mars 2018

A highly important and magnificent rhinoceros horn 'Dragon' vessel, Holy Roman Empire, late 16th–early 17th century

Lot 3039. A highly important and magnificent rhinoceros horn 'Dragon' vessel, Holy Roman Empire, late 16th–early 17th century; 54.2 cm, 21 3/8  in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 9,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 powerfully carved as a mighty winged dragon depicted poised on all four feet, bristling with latent energy, its long scaly body boldly carved in relief with ribbed neck and naturalistic scales, its entire form suffused with impending movement, the splendid long tail depicted curling... [Lire la suite]