31 décembre 2013

A fine pair of full-tip rhinoceros horn 'lotus pond' libation cups,19th century

A fine pair of full-tip rhinoceros horn 'lotus pond' libation cups,19th century. Photo Bonhams. Each long horn intricately carved with a large lotus blossom concealing a frog crouching on the inside petals, issuing from a long smooth stem surrounded by twisting overlapping stems, leaves and lotus blossoms and buds on which frogs and crabs crawl, the lotus stems growing from waves with a crayfish swimming at the tip, wood stands. The taller 52.7cm; 20¾in) high (4). Sold for £86,500 (€103,419) Provenance: Charles Brooking Compton... [Lire la suite]
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