13 décembre 2016

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

Lot 3035. A finely carved peach-form rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 52,000 - USD 77,000). Price Realised HKD 500,000 (USD 64,488). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 In the form of a hollowed peach carved to the rounded sides in relief with gnarled branches laden with fruit and long slender leaves gracefully draped over the rim and extending to the base, the material of a light honey tone - 2¾ in. (7 cm.) wide,... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 289. A carved pale green jade peach-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $5,625. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Borne on a small curled leafy branch extending around the sides of the cup bearing a peach and floral spray and continuing to the rim where a horned dragon has curled itself around the branch and clings to the rim between two further blossoms, metal spoon, Japanese wood box.  Christie's. FINE CHINESE... [Lire la suite]