08 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3792. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 937,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved on the exterior with an irregular surface with subtle ridges and knots simulating a tree trunk, one side detailed in high relief with a gnarled branch and thin twigs issuing prunus blossoms of varying sizes and extending across the exterior and onto the interior of the cup, the horn patinated to a dark... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2017

A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century

Lot 3790. A rhinoceros horn ‘Prunus tree’ libation cup, Qing Dynasty , 17th-18th century. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,320,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s.  carved on the exterior with burls and knots simulating a tree trunk, the handle formed by two branches issuing thin twigs bearing prunus buds and blossoms, the flowering twigs and branches extending across the sides of the vessel and onto the interior of the vessel, the surface of a lustrous patinated warm amber tone, wood... [Lire la suite]