24 janvier 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus leaf' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 211. A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus leaf' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Length 6 1/8 in., 15.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 28,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's carved in the form of a lotus leaf, the exterior with stalks of calamus, lotus and other aquatic plants, the stems bent upwards to form the handle, all supported on a base of swirling waves, the horn a reddish-brown color. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Louis Livingston Seaman... [Lire la suite]

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]
27 mai 2018

A very rare and large rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 51. A very rare and large rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 17.1cm (6 5/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 1,000,000 (€ 76,000 - 110,000). Sold for HK$ 2,375,000 (€ 261,907) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 Boldly and thickly carved utilising the natural curve of the horn as a naturalistic furled lotus leaf vividly curling outwards at the irregularly-shaped rim to form a deep vessel, decorated in low relief with subtle veining around the exterior, raised on a short separate... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2018

A collection of rhinoceros horn libation cups at Bonhams London,

Lot 280. A very fine rhinoceros horn 'peony and mantis' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 15.3cm (6in) long. Estimate £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 23,000 - 34,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Exquisitely carved as an open magnolia blossom with overlapping petals, a naturalistic praying mantis to the well, the handle formed as smooth branches issuing 'insect-eaten' leaves and a further meticulously carved pair of peony blossoms forming the base of the vessel, the horn of warm brownish-honey tone.  Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 54. A rare rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000 (US$10,000 - 15,000 ). Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€81,230). Photo: Bonhams. The furled lotus leaf cup carved in delicate detail with naturalistic veins running down the exterior, deftly depicting a toad and three snails under the rim issuing from long leafy meandering stems bearing lotus leaves, blooms and pods, the horn of honey-brown tone darkening towards the tip. 19cm (7 1/2in) long ... [Lire la suite]
29 novembre 2017

An important european private collection of exceptional rhinoceros horn carvings sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 28 nov 2017

Photo: Bonhams. Lot 48. An exceptionally rare rhinoceros horn 'boys and goat' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate HK$500,000 - 800,000 (US$64,000 - 100,000). Sold for HK$ 3,700,000 (€398,943). Photo: Bonhams. Exquisitely carved as a naturalistic large lotus leaf flaring towards the rim to form a deep vessel, the exterior further carved with smaller leafy branches of lotus bud and lotus leaves, all borne on long stems grasped by two men with one men sitting on a recumbent goat and the other accompanied by a boy,... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

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

Lot 3704. A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th century, 14.7 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a finely veined lotus leaf, the exterior carved with a leafy millet spray on one side and a broad, downward folded leaf with furled edges on another, set on one side with an openwork handle formed from intertwining stems issuing a lotus flower, extended to the base as a further bloom... [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). Sold for HK$ 212,500 (€ 22,574). 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 ... [Lire la suite]