18 août 2018

Twelve rhinoceros horn libation cups at Christie's New York, 22 March 2007

Lot 144. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 228,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. The exterior finely carved and meticulously detailed with scholars and attendants in a wooded retreat, on one side a scholar is shown seated in front of a screen as he paints while watched by two other scholars and an attendant, with another attendant heating a pot of wine in the foreground, on the reverse a woman and an... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2018

A fine rhinoceros horn 'Landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 5. A fine rhinoceros horn 'Landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5cm. 6 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 48,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of tapering truncated form, the rich reddish-brown horn finely carved around the exterior with a groom leading a sage on horseback across a stream, closely followed by an attendant carrying provisions, all set within a mountainous landscape of overhanging rocks and swirling mist, set to the side... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

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

Lot 3694. A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Landscape' libation cup, 17th century, length 14.2 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold 812,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of conical form, the flaring sides tapering to a hollowed oval base, carved around the exterior in high relief with a continuous riverscape detailed with figures engaging in various activities, including one holding a qincrossing a bridge, two standing beside a pavilion, another riding on a horse with an... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2013

A rhinoceros horn 'Landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rhinoceros horn 'Landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo: Sotheby's. of conical form, rising from a narrow waisted base to a flared rim, intricately carved around the exterior in various levels of relief with a continuous lake scene depicting rocky islands lined with verdant trees and jagged cliffs surrounded by gently rippling waters, one side with a compound of multi-storeyed houses built high up on top of a steep mountain, above a moored boat partly... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2012

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn 'Landscape' Libation Cup, 17th-18th Century

A Finely Carved Rhinoceros Horn 'Landscape' Libation Cup, 17th-18th Century. Photo Sotheby's decorated with a scholars and their attendants within a luxuriant mountain landscape crossed by a stream and punctuated with a variety of trees, three undercut and entwined to form the handle, with boughs of pine spilling into the interior, the horn of a rich amber color darkening towards the base, wood stand Length 5 3/8 in., 13.5 cm. ESTIMATION 150,000-200,000 USD PROVENANCE: Acquired in Boston,... [Lire la suite]