05 avril 2018

Rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 April 2018

Lot 3652. A small rhinoceros horn 'Pine' libation cup, 17th century; w. 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD (206,876 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the wide shallow cup of irregular form, carved on the exterior with a reticulated pine tree handle with branches extending over the rim and onto the interior, the surface further textured with low-relief ovals resembling the bark of the tree, resting on a flat base, the patina of smooth golden-amber... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2018

A Rhinoceros Horn 'Pine' Libation Cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3020. A Rhinoceros Horn 'Pine' Libation Cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 14.5 cm., 5 5/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,360,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered horn of reddish-brown colour lightening to a caramel tone at the flared rim, naturalistically carved to resemble a section of a tree trunk with blossoming pine twigs entwining around it and extending in openwork onto the interior to form the handle on one side,... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

A rhinoceros horn 'pine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century

Lot 770. A rhinoceros horn 'pine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  the flared body well carved on one side in openwork with gnarled branches forming the handle, rendered issuing twigs extending across the knotted and burled vessel and bearing prunus blossoms, the patina of a warm reddish-brown colour - h. 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in.  Notes: For examples of rhinoceros horn cups decorated... [Lire la suite]