05 août 2017

A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1692. A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 362,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely carved around the sides with three horses and a groom in a rocky landscape, one horse shown rolling on one side while on the reverse the other two stand partially obscured by the overhanging boughs of willow trees while the groom stands nearby, one of the willow trees forming the openwork handle along with... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2017

A well-carved rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1691. A well-carved rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on a tall foot encircled by a key-fret band and carved in low relief around the exterior with confronted archaistic chilong between C-scrolls and pendent lappets, with four chilong clambering up towards the rim, which is incised with a further key-fret border, and peering over into the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1690. A rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 In the form of an open blossom carved in high relief around the sides with pairs of birds shown amidst rocks, including a pair of phoenixes on one side and a pair of cranes on the reverse, one in flight above the other and the tips of their beaks touching, with bamboo and a prunus branch rising from behind the rocks at one... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 2. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century, 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 115,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved to the exterior with five clambering chilongs, all above a diaper ground band and below a slim key-fret border, the handle formed by a larger chilong climbing up one side and crawling over the rim, grasping its young by the tail in its mouth, the horn of a dark amber tone.  ... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

A Chinese rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 30. A Chinese rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate: 20,000-30,000 GBP.  Price realised: 17,000 GBP. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis The flared body carved with a central band of stylized dragons on a leiwen ground, the handle elaborately carved with one small and one large chilong which clambers over the rim holding a prunus spray in its jaws, further scrollwork and fungus stems issue from the creatures, the flare foot is decorated with a key fret band, 16.5cm long x 10.5cm high,... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2017

Enamel, gold and pearl ear pendants, 17th - 18th century

Lot 2092. Enamel, gold and pearl ear pendants, 17th - 18th century. Estimate CHF 4 000 / 6 000 (€ 3 700 / 5 560). Sold for CHF 17 000. © Koller Silver and yellow gold. Rare earrings, each suspending a pendant in form of a polychrome enamelled caravel with golden sails and black enamelled flag with white maltese-cross, joined by a dove-motif in enamel "en rond bosse", head missing, to a hoop, enhanced by applied band-motifs, gold beads, 2 pendants and small natural pearls. Enamel with slight traces of wear.... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2017

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

Lot 644. A rhinoceros horn 'Peony' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century, 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000. Photo: Sotheby's the flared sides finely carved in various levels of relief depicting leafy branches of peony and prunus curling up and around the exterior from the base of the foot to the rim, set to one end with two branches of budding magnolia forming the handle, the horn patinated to a rich dark honey tone. Note: Carved with a delicate... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A carved aloeswood brush pot, bitong, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 5. A carved aloeswood brush pot, bitong, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900). Price realised GBP 20,000 (USD 25,880). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vessel, in the form of a libation cup, is finely carved in high relief to the exterior with a continuous scene of pavilions amongst willow, pine, and wisteria in a rock-strewn landscape.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of Art, 9 May 2017, London,... [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). 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 Note: The present lot is an exceptional... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

A huanghuali waisted corner-leg stool, fangdeng, 17th-18th century

Lot 330. A huanghuali waisted corner-leg stool, fangdeng, 17th-18th century. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Photo: Bonhams. The floating woven-bamboo panel top set into a mitre, mortise-and-tenon frame with 'ice-plate' edge and one transverse stretcher underneath, all over a recessed waist and plain apron carved from one piece of wood and mitred, mortised and tenoned to the legs joined by hump-back stretchers ending in hoof-shaped feet. 49cm (19 2/8in) high x 43.5cm (17in) wide x 37.2cm (14 5/8in)... [Lire la suite]