07 octobre 2012

A Rare Rhinocercos Horn Leaf-Shaped Washer. Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

A Rare Rhinocercos Horn Leaf-Shaped Washer. Ming Dynasty, 17th Century - Photo Sotheby's  carved as two large overlapping leaves with veins inside and out, attached to a branch sprouting smaller leaves, the interior with a praying mantis perched at the base of the leaves, the material of a rich brown colour lightening at the edges, wood stand; 12.2 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimation: 700,000 - 1,000,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Acquired in New York, 1986. NOTE DE CATALOGUE: Rhinoceros horn carvings of water vessels,... [Lire la suite]