30 janvier 2019

An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2525. An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Finely carved supported on three tall curved feet, the hind foot curving backwards towards the rim to form a long handle carved in the form of a fierce dragon head, the narrow base flaring widely towards the everted rim bordered on both sides by a band of keyfret, encircled around the mid-section by... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

A rare and exceptionally carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Bao Tiancheng, 17th century

Lot 2644. A rare and exceptionally carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Bao Tiancheng, 17th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 14,100,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.  of gently flaring form, intricately carved in various levels of relief around the exterior, depicting a lady and child standing at the door of a retreat conversing with two scholars, beneath a pine tree and wutong, with a further scholar and attendant standing with a... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Lempertz, 8 december 2018

Lot 831. An elegant and tall rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century. Total height 14.7 cm. Estimated price €60.000 - €80.000. Result: €93.750. © Lempertz With a handle in the shape of a pine tree spreading its branches over the rim into the interior of the cup, the outside finely carved with three scholars, a boy servant and a deer underneath trees and pines on river banks in a mountainous landscape. Minor losses to branches and the foot. 17th century. Wooden stand incised with a... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2018

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 267. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 14cm. Estimate: €15,000 - €20,000 (US$16,999 - US$22,666). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. Cambi Casa d'Aste. Fine Chinese Works of Art. 18 Dec 2018. Castello Mackenzie Mura di san Bartolomeo 16c 16, 16122 Genova, Italy.
17 juin 2018

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

Lot 3764. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 ground, one side elaborately carved in openwork with a large chi dragon clambering over the rim to form the handle, detailed with a smaller ascending and another descendingchi dragon. Note: A number of rhinoceros horn cups carved with lobed sides are... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3756. An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$5,000,000 - HK$7,000,000 ($650,000 - $900,000). Price Realized HK$6,620,000 ($854,928). © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The thick irregular sides superbly carved as a tapering knotted hibiscus branches issuing from the exterior to form the handle, growing smaller branches bearing hibiscus flowers enveloping the sides of the cup and extending over to the... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle-XVIIIe siècle

Lot 74B. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle-XVIIIe siècle. H. : 8,7 cm (3 1/2 in.) L. : 14,7 cm (5 3/4 in.) P. : 10 cm (4 in.) Poids : 176 gr. Estimation 20 000 - 30 000 €. Résultat: 41,600 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial En forme de fleur de magnolia épanouie, l'extérieur sculpté en relief de grenades sur leurs branches feuillagées, deux branches principales formant l'anse en remontant vers la bordure arrière de la coupe et le pied en... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle

Lot 74A. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle. H. : 8,5 cm (3 1/4 in.) L. : 15 cm (6 in.) Poids : 206 gr. Estimation 30 000 - 40 000 €. Résultat: 20,800 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial  La coupe évasée, sculptée sur les parois extérieures, d'un sage assis sous un arbre devant une rivière, au milieu de rochers et d'arbres noueux, un grand pin aux branches déployées sur l'arrière formant l'anse et revenant sur l'intérieur de la coupe ; manques à... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2018

A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 977. A famille verte biscuit libation cup, China, Kangxi period (1662-1722);4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  Shaped in imitation of a lotus leaf with two handles formed as twisting branches issuing peony flowers, the exterior decorated with two phoenixes and cranes in flight and ducks swimming amid lotus, all on a pale-green ground, the interior with scattered tiny fish in black enamel, softwood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle

Lot 279. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle; 17 cm, 6 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000-40,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 96,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 à décor ajouré de quatre dragons à la poursuite de la perle enflammée dans des nuages stylisés, le pied ceint de frises de lotus dans des rinceaux fleuris et d'une frise de grecques, monture en argent postérieure ; petit manque. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century Sotheby's. Arts... [Lire la suite]