24 juillet 2017

A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 4163. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century, 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,860,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is crisply carved in high relief around the sides to represent a steep cliff face with clusters of pine and wutong trees, above a stream in the foreground meandering through jagged rocks. The handle is formed by a large pierced and carved pine tree... [Lire la suite]

17 juillet 2017

A small rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 4. A small rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The octagonal vessel supported on a short recessed foot, the rim finely carved with a thin key-fret band, and with a loop handle to one side, the striated horn of a rich brown colour.  Provenance: The Van Veen Collection, Holland.Christie's London, 12 May 2009, lot 26.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 11. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) wide, carved wood stand. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000. Price realised GBP 109,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The deep flaring sides carved and pierced to the exterior with two gnarled branches forming the handle, with blossoming prunus branches around the sides and bottom forming the base, the inner mouth rim with a key-fret band, the horn of a dark brown tone.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2017

A small rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 15. A small rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 115,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved in the naturalistic form, the base with stylised rockwork design below an elongated tapering tip, the horn of a warm brown tone.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 May 2011, London, King Street
17 juillet 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 2. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century, 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 115,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Carved to the exterior with five clambering chilongs, all above a diaper ground band and below a slim key-fret border, the handle formed by a larger chilong climbing up one side and crawling over the rim, grasping its young by the tail in its mouth, the horn of a dark amber tone.  ... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2017

Three Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cups, 17th Century sold at iGavel Auctions

Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Landscape Libation Cup, 17th Century. Estimate $30,000-40,000. Lot sold $ 33,750. Photo iGavel Auctions. width: approximately 18 cm; height: approximately 15 cm; depth: approximately 10 cm; Weight approximately 535 grams; with restoration using a composite material in an approximate 2 1/4 by 1 inch section of at base and in an approximate 3/8 inch section of pine branch to upper portion of handle, with signs of dryness and associated cracks and... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2017

Ming Dynasty Red Lacquer, Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017

Round Cinnabar Red Lacquer Dish, China, early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). D. 14 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Cinnabar Red Lacquer Peach Box, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). W. 14 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Lacquer Libation Cup, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), early 16th century. H: 6,5 cm; L: 11,5 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: M. Doullens Collection,... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2017

Rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty

Rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty.  H. 3 3/4 in x W. 6 3/8 in x D. 4 3/8 in, H. 9.6 cm x W. 16.1 cm x D. 11.1 cm. Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Sanford Lowergart, B68M14. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  
05 janvier 2017

Rhinoceros horn libation cup with a scene of the Red Cliff, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty

Rhinoceros horn libation cup with a scene of the Red Cliff, 17th century, Late Ming dynasty-early Qing dynasty. H. 10.2 cm x W. 5 3/8 in x D. 3 3/4 in, H. 10.2 cm x W. 13.5 cm x D. 9.6 cm. Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Sanford Lowergart, B68M13. © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture  This cup illustrates scenes from the famous essay the Red Cliff written in 1082 by Su Shi (1036-1101). Depicted on one side of the cup is a a large sailing boat... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

An exquisitely carved archaistic 'chilong' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century 

Lot 3045. An exquisitely carved archaistic 'chilong' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000 (USD 460,000 - USD 580,000). Price Realised HKD 5,060,000 (USD 652,619). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The generously sized cup with an elegantly proportioned tapering body raised on a splayed foot, carved around the mid-section with a band of stylised phoenix and dragons in shallow relief, one end with five sinuous chilong clambering up... [Lire la suite]