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]
09 novembre 2016

Sworder's Fine Art auctioneers sell 400-year-old Chinese Ming Dynasty cup for £200,000

Lot 218. An exceptional rhinoceros horn Libation Cup, late Ming, c.1600. Sold for £200,000. Photo courtesy Sworder's Fine Art auctioneer. STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET.- This highly carved c.1600 late Ming Dynasty libation cup has sold for £200,000 hammer at Sworders Fine Art auctioneers of Stansted Mountfitchet. An exceptional design for such a piece, the 7½ wide by 5½in high (19 x 14cm) cup sold to a Chinese buyer in the room battling it out against ten phone bidders on Tuesday (November 8). Made... [Lire la suite]

08 octobre 2016

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 oct. 2016

   Lot 3668. An inscribed rhinoceros horn 'river landscape' libation cup, by Sheng Fugong, 17th century. Estimation 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,960,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.  of conical form, the flaring sides tapering to a rounded square base, carved around the exterior in high relief with a continuous riverscape detailed with figures engaging in various activities, including two inside a pavilion, another holding an umbrella and walking near a bridge, another looking out a pavilion and conversing with... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A large Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, probably 17th century

Lot 88. A large Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, probably 17th century. Estimate 20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$186,000 . Photo Mosgreen. 16.6cm diameter; 11.3cm high. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Henry Cyril Adams Note: For a similar rhinoceros horn cup see Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8/10/2014, lot: 3782 Mosgreen. The Autumn Auction Series, 16/06/2015.
08 septembre 2016

A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century

Lot 4A. A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century. Estimate $30,000-50,000. Photo Freeman's. of archaistic form with chilong handle, the body carved with central band showing a scholar in a landscape and with poetic inscription. H: 3 1/2 in., 9 cm  Provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA; thence by family descent.  Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
11 juillet 2016

A pair of yellow amber miniature libation cups, 18th-19th century

Lot 8086. A pair of yellow amber miniature libation cups, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 6,000 ~ 8,000. Sold for US$ 5,000 (€4,516). Photo: Bonhams. Each delicate cup of bright yellow-gold amber composed of dark and lighter-toned patches, smoothly hollowed on the interior and the curved spout, the exterior finely carved with a coiled chilong on each side and a third clambering at the back with head raised above the rim. 2 3/8in (6.1cm) length of each cup Provenance: Marshall Field and Co., 22... [Lire la suite]