22 janvier 2013
Art Nouveau brooch in yellow gold representing a stylised papyrus ornated with horn, diamonds, mother of pearl and enamel, Georges Fouquet, circa 1903.
02 juillet 2012
角雕花卉紋杯 Antique Chinese horn libation cup. © I. M. Chait Gallery of fine form: the body carved in relief with fully openwork, with cranes amid lotus flowers, leaves and stems; the horn of good dark brown color; H: 9"; matching wood stand. Lot 336. Estimate $7,000-8,000 I. M. Chait Gallery. Asian & international Fine Arts Auction - Jul 08 2012 11:00 AM. http://www.chait.com
17 janvier 2011
A large Swedish Rococo style silvered metal and horn figural centrepiece. photo Bonhams modelled as Amphitrite riding in a chariot, her left arm raised to support the large cow horn above, mounted with rocailles, C scrolls, trellis work and a dolphin, inscribed to the top in Swedish JILL ANDERS VICTOR RYDEN with a further inscription below, the lid surmounted by a figure of a maiden riding a chimera amongst numerous C scrolls and waves, raised on a stepped oval plinth base with two cartouches depicting winged putti, 91cm... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2010
An Italian mother-of-pearl, horn and green stained horn inlaid walnut centre table, Venetian, circa 1604.
An Italian mother-of-pearl, horn and green stained horn inlaid walnut centre table, Venetian, circa 1604. photo Sotheby's with a rectangular top centred by a roundel with a lion mask the whole profusely inlaid with strapwork containing vases of flowers, grotesques, profile medallions, masks, birds, flowers, scrolling foliage and the coat-of-arms of the Conti family, on hinged folding trestle supports joined by gilt wrought iron stretchers, the underside with the incised mark `CCC' within a circle for Cardinal Carlo... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2008
AN UNUSUAL UNDECORATED RHINOCEROS HORN LIBATION CUP, NAIHEBEI. MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURYThe exterior exquisitely contoured in the original form of the short Sumatran rhinoceros horn and left undecorated to display the outstanding natural beauty of the material, the fibrous texture ranging in colour from a warm golden honey tone around the base rising to a blackish-brown at the tip. 4 in. (11.1 cm.) across, wood stand, box. Weight: 6.8 oz. (195 gm.). Price Realized : HK$787,500 - ($101,354) Literature : T. Fok, Connoisseurship... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2008
A Chinese blanc-de-chine libation cup. Kangxi In the form of a rhinoceros horn and moulded to the exterior with deer, dragons and flowering prunus. 8cm high (cracks and repair to base). Sold for £120 (Cpyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. The Chester Sale, 1 Jul 2008. Chester - www.bonhams.com