07 avril 2018

A Full-Tip Rhinoceros Horn Carving, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

Lot 2176. A Full-Tip Rhinoceros Horn Carving, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century; 18 1/2 in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,160,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The large tapering cup with an irregularly-shaped rim is boldly carved in openwork utilising the natural curve of the horn with a magnolia vine bearing blossoms interwoven with a berry-laden vine. The horn is of honey-brown tone. The wood stand is carved with lotus pods and flowers supported... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE siècle

Lot 34. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée,  Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIE siècle; 10,5 cm, 4 1/4 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Lot sold 204,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011  le pourtour à décor de qilin, dragon et autres animaux fabuleux émergeant de vagues tumultueuses vers les montagnes escarpées soulignant les bords de la coupe, la double anse formée d'un chilong se continuant à l'intérieur et d'un qilin inversés, socle en bois... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Shendetang hall marks, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Lot 3671. A pair of yellow-ground green-enamelled 'dragon' dishes, Shendetang hall marks, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 240,000 — 320,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (31,031 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each with shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated with nine dragons soaring in different positions amidst ruyi clouds and flames, all picked out in black and green enamels against a bright yellow ground, two pairs of the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

Rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, a 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]
02 avril 2018

A large celadon-glazed carved 'Chilong' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3210. A large celadon-glazed carved 'Chilong' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 75.8 cm, 29 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (104,318 - 156,478 EUR). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (116,409 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 sturdily potted with a baluster body surmounted by a tall trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the neck crisply carved with two chilong writhing sinuously amidst undulating scrolls issuing curling leaves and lingzhiblooms, the... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2174. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 620,000. Price realised HKD 1,040,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The magnolia-form cup with flared sides is finely carved around the exterior in high relief with magnolia blooms, the handle in the form of a large mangolia blossom issuing from a gnarling branch extending to the base. The material is of a rich caramel tone. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2018

A carved rhinoceros horn floral-form libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2173. A carved rhinoceros horn floral-form libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 320,000 - HKD 480,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup with flaring sides is carved in the form of a large magnolia flower with six overlapping petals. The exterior is detailed with serrated leaves borne on gnarling branches extending upwards to form the handle issuing buds. The material is of a rich honey colour.. ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century 

Lot 2170. A rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 4 7/16 in. (11.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The brushwasher is carved in the form of a open upturned leaf with a cicada rendered in high relief on the interior. The exterior is carved with veins rendered in shallow relief with a few seemingly rough patches to simulate worming. Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1998. ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2167. A rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is carved in the form of an open blossom rising to an irregularly-shaped rim from the base carved as swirling waves. The exterior is carved in high relief with fivechilong, with the largest dragon clambering over the rim forming the openwork handle, box. Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1996. ... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

 A rare carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2163.  A rare carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is delicately carved around the exterior with a seated lady sewing by a recessed-leg table and accompanied by an attendant, beside an irregular-shaped rock displaying antiquities including a gu-form vase, an archaic bronze lei, a tripod censer and a tool vase, amidst a... [Lire la suite]