24 juillet 2017

Hu Xingyue, Cup, carved rhinoceros horn, China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1650-1700

Hu Xingyue, Cup, carved rhinoceros horn, China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1650-1700. H. 3 5/8 in. (9 cm), D. 5 1/2 in. (13.7 cm). Bequeathed by W.H. Cope, Esq., 782-1903. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Rhinoceros horn cup, carved with archaistic dragons within shaped panels around the body, round the outside of the lip and bottom of the foot lightly incised with narrow bands of fret- pattern, two chilongs crawling over the strap handle and a smaller one inside the lip, inside the foot marked with a seal in raised... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2013

An Exquisitely Carved Archaistic Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup, by Hu Xingyue, 17th-18th Century

Lot 360. An Exquisitely Carved Archaistic Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup, by Hu Xingyue, 17th-18th Century. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold 245,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's carved in low relief around the mid-section with two bands of confronting kuilongflanking flanges between a border of interlinked stylized phoenix around the rim and foot, the single-loop handle surrounded by four phoenix-headed chilong, the countersunk base with a four-character seal... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2012

An Impressive Rhinoceros Horn Archaistic Libation Cup by Hu Xingyue. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

An Impressive Rhinoceros Horn Archaistic Libation Cup by Hu Xingyue. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century - Photo Sotheby's  masterfully carved in the form of an archaic bronze gong vessel, rising from a splayed foot to a flared rim, set with a channelled spout opposite a mythical animal's head projecting a 'D'-shaped handle and resting on a hollow base of square section, the body finely decorated with a central protruding register... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2010

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Hu Xingyue. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Hu Xingyue. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period.. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly carved in high-relief with several chilong dragons clambering about the body, a group forming the handle and two more on the exterior of the spout, the body with a central band of taotie masks carved in shallow relief against a leiwen ground, encircled on both sides of the lip with a leiwen border repeated on the footrim, the deeply inset base signed Hu Xingyue, the horn of rich, even-toned... [Lire la suite]