06 avril 2020

A small chenxiangmu libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3317. A small chenxiangmu libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 20.2 cm., 8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup imitating a rhinoceros horn libation cup, carved in high-relief with a mountainous landscape containing houses nestled amid pine and bamboo trees, with figures wandering on rocky paths, the rich dark wood with smooth patina, the interior lacquered. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2020

A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 2914. A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price Realized HKD 3,260,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The vessel of elegantly shaped tapering form, carved in medium relief around the sides with stylised taotie masks on a leiwen ground divided at the sides and front of the cup by vertical bands of square geometric cartouches, the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A rare and superbly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2912. A rare and superbly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price Realized HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Formed in the shape of a radiating chrysanthemum petals raised on a high foot of conforming shape detailed with a keyfret band repeated on and below the rim, finely carved around the lobed mid-section in medium relief with a band of archaistic phoenix... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

An exceptionally well-carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2909. An exceptionally well-carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price Realized HKD 5,780,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Superbly carved around the sides in different levels of relief with two scholars in a wooded river retreat, one standing on a bridge over a fast-flowing river, holding a staff aloft with an attendant standing beside him, while the other scholar on horseback... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 1294. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century; 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) across, 223.8g. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised 116,500 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Of simple, elegant form, the flaring sides raised on a gently spreading foot, carved in openwork at one end with three entwined chilong of different sizes that form the handle, the material of a rich dark reddish tone. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010 ... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

Lot 1290. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) long, 137.5g. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Of deep, conical form, the exterior carved in relief with a chilong grasping a lingzhi in its mouth amidst further sprays of lingzhi and leafy stalks of bamboo, the handle carved as a stalk of bamboo and a large lingzhi, the horn of dark caramel and golden honey tones. Provenance: Christie's, London, 15 May... [Lire la suite]

08 mars 2020

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

Lot 1287. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 7 3/16 in. (18.2 cm.) long, 276.7g. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 158,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Deeply carved on the exterior with intertwining branches of plum blossoms that rise from the base, which is formed by waves, and extend around the sides to form a bifurcated handle at one end, the interior carved as a large open flower with overlapping petals. Provenance: From the collection of Ethel Gunton Douglas, acquired in the... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2019

A White Glazed Porcelain Libation Cup, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795)

A White Glazed Porcelain Libation Cup, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 11.6 cm. Estimate €4,500 - €5,500. © Catawiki Made in imitation of an archaistic rhino horn libation cup, the cup is of flared quatrefoil form rising from a tall splayed foot. Decorated with archaistic designs, to the upper body four applied chilong shown scrambling around the vessel, a further five applied in high relief openwork forming the handle. At either side of the central raised band a confronting taotie mask, flanked... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A small rhinoceros horn libation cup with archaistic decoration, China, 17th century

Lot 205. A small rhinoceros horn libation cup with archaistic decoration, China, 17th century. Height 7.3 cm. Estimate CHF 25 000 / 35 000 (€ 21 930 / 30 700). © Koller Auktionen AG Open-work carved chilong handle. Minor chips. This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.  Koller... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

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

Lot 59. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) long.  Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 79,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of open flower form, the exterior carved with a continuous scene of squirrels clambering amongst grape vines, the interior with a further squirrel and grapes, all supported on a gnarled vine branch encircling the foot and extending to the rim to form the handle, wood stand. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]