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]

07 mai 2015

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups, 17th to 19th century, at Bonhams London, 14 May 2015

Lot 246. A large 'Shoulao and Eight Immortals' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century;18.8cm (7 3/8in) long. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,100 - 11,000). Sold for £27,500 (€31,119). Photo: Bonhams. The horn of a rich dark tone, deeply and intricately carved in relief with the eight Immortals each holding their respective attribute, standing in anticipation of the arrival of Shoulao seated on a flying crane, the interior carved as petals of lotus with the handle naturalistically formed from tree branches... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2012

A large full-tip rhinoceros horn cup. Early 19th century

A large full-tip rhinoceros horn cup. Early 19th century. Photo Bonhams Heavily carved and pierced, beneath a single large lotus leaf forming the cup, with figures perched on a succession of small terraces winding up the length of the shaft and interspersed by a sampan in a waterfall and a boy riding a buffalo, wood stand. The horn 65cm (25½in) long; overall 77cm (30¼in) high (2). Lot 225Y. Estimate: £60,000 - 100,000 / CNY 600,000 - 1.0 million / HK$ 740,000 - 1.2 million 十九世紀早期... [Lire la suite]