28 mars 2016

A group of small pale brown and grey jade vessels, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 36, A group of small pale brown and grey jade vessels, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising: a small jade ear cup with long 'ear'-handles attached with gilt metal fittings on the sides, the stone of a greyish-white tone with brown inclusions; a small jade bowl carved with a groove below the mouth rim, the pale greyish-white stone with brown areas; three small circular boxes of greyish-white tone, one with a cover; and a small rectangular greyish-white jade... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2016

A rare signed and inscribed rhinoceros horn ear cup, signed Bao Tiancheng, 17th-18th century

A rare signed and inscribed rhinoceros horn ear cup, signed Bao Tiancheng, 17th-18th century. © Christie's Image 2003 The translucent horn simply and elegantly carved in imitation of Han dynasty prototypes made from other materials, raised on a rounded rectangular foot, the base finely inscribed in seal script with a lengthy inscription and the seal of Bao Tiancheng - 5 1/8in. (13cm.) long, elaborate wood stand, two boxes - Lot 75. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Price Realized $59,750  Notes: The... [Lire la suite]