17 mai 2020

An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 32. An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 18.7cm (7 3/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 300,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€ 89,613). Photo Bonhams. Finely carved to the exterior with a band of trefoil diaper ground beneath a flattened rim encircled by key-fret borders, the handle formed by a stylistic mythical beast climbing up one side and biting on the rim, its bulging eyes framed by a pair of curved horns and furry mane issuing swirling mists, a mythical... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2020

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3789. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 10.1 cm., 4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the rich amber-toned horn tapering towards the lipped footrim, the exterior carved with a broad floral-diapered band, set to one side with an undulating handle, all below a key-fret band bordering the inner mouthrim save for the spout, wood stand. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

An unusual famille rose archaistic libation cup, 18th century

Lot 58. An unusual famille rose archaistic libation cup, 18th century; 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.). Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000. Price realised GBP 3,824. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002 Of rectangular section, finely incised around the flaring neck and base with plantain leaves, the mid-section moulded and incised with an archaistic motif, applied on three sides with vertical flanges and on one side with an openwork pink-enamelled handle comprising chilong dragons crawling towards and over the... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on rhinoceros horn objects sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 316. A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 79,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved around the sides with a raised archaistic band of taotie masks separated and divided by notched flanges finely carved with different diaper motifs, above a band of pendent blades and below a band of key fret at the rim which is repeated inside the rim, the openwork handle formed by a... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A famille-rose archaistic libation cup (jue), Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 230. A famille-rose archaistic libation cup (jue), Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820). Length 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the U-shaped body raised on three splayed triangular feet, flaring at the rim, one side with a broad rounded extension, the other with a channeled spout tapering to a point, set with two short posts with rounded finials, a small raised gilt fillet encircling the body, the... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Early Qing dynasty

Lot 415. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Early Qing dynasty; 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after the archaic ewer yi, set with a clambering chilong handle, the mid-section carved with an 'earth' diaper band, encircled by a key-fret band at the rim, the densely grained horn patinated to a rich brown colour. Note: A closely related cup in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, is illustrated in Jan Chapman, The Art... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2018

A small archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2177. A small archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is of octagonal form and raised on a tall foot of conforming shape. It is carved around the exterior with alternating panels of taotie masks and archaistic stylised birds reserved on a keyfret ground and interrupted by a notched flange at one end, with two... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 3702. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 14 cm, 5½ in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the flaring sides supported on a short splayed foot, set on one side with a handle decorated in openwork with a chilong climbing up to the rim, the exterior carved in low relief with a wide band of taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, below a band of keyfret at the rim, the interior... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 3700. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 10.2 cm, 4 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the protruding central section resting on a straight foot and surmounted by a wide and everted rim, carved in low relief around the middle section with a diaper band with bracketed motifs, encircled by keyfret bands at the rim and the foot, set with an 'S'-scroll handle on one side with a chilong, the horn of an even golden brown colour. ... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2017

A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4161. A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,780,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The elegantly proportioned tapering body is carved in shallow relief around the mid-section with a band depicting two pairs of confronted archaistic kui dragons separated by serrated flanges, below a band of interlinked stylised phoenix, and above a band of further... [Lire la suite]