25 novembre 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Rose hip' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Rose hip' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 400,000 HKD (22,660 - 45,321 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. carved in the form of a veined leaf attached to a gnarled stalk forming the openwork handle and issuing clusters of rose hip berries surrounding the flared body of the vessel, the horn patinated to a rich amber brown colour - 17 cm., 6 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 déc. 2015, 02:00 PM