18 août 2019

Back on rhinoceros horn objects sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 316. A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 79,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved around the sides with a raised archaistic band of taotie masks separated and divided by notched flanges finely carved with different diaper motifs, above a band of pendent blades and below a band of key fret at the rim which is repeated inside the rim, the openwork handle formed by a... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2019

A large rhinoceros horn full-tip cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 56. A large rhinoceros horn full-tip cup, 17th-18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 79,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The long tapering horn carved in high relief and openwork with 'The Three Friends', pine, prunus and bamboo, leading up to three scholars standing on cloud scrolls and rockwork beside a deer and crane, below the cup section detailed with peach and further bamboo, the horn of a warm honey tone shading to dark brown at... [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]
16 août 2019

A very rare rhinoceros horn 'Buffalo head' rhyton, 17th-18th century

Lot 58. A very rare rhinoceros horn 'Buffalo head' rhyton, 17th-18th century; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The vessel with thick walls, the exterior finely and naturalistically carved in the form of a buffalo's head with short horns and pierced nostrils, the horn of a warm honey tone. Note: Compare the very similar 'buffalo head' rhyton from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

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

Lot 3169. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 2,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The elongated oval cup carved in deep relief and in openwork around the sides with a continuous scene depicting two figures and a child in a raft travelling on a fast-flowing river towards a fisherman wading in the river with a large basket of fish amidst branches of pine... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

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

Lot 2. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 14.3cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate 7,000 — 19,000 GBP. Lot sold 73,250 GBP. © Sotheby's  the bowl of tapering rectangular form, the exterior carved with a central band of archaic scrollwork, with a large and small sinuous chilong forming the handle. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010

06 août 2019

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

Lot 1. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 9.3cm, 3 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 49,250 GBP. © Sotheby's  carved with a central band of taotie and chilong, with a larger chilong forming the handle. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010
09 juin 2019

Elegant rhinoceros horn libation cup with ermit in a landscapeith high pines, China, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 2071. Elegant rhinoceros horn libation cup with ermit in a landscapeith high pines, China, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate 60 000 - 80 000 €. © 2008-2019, Van Ham Fine Art Auctioneers. Rhinoceros horn, carved, partly openwork, stained dark brown and polished. The cup is surrounded by a flowering plum and the waving branches of willows. On one side, a tall pine is shown on a slope of rock with hanging plants, which together form a handle and continues to the inside. On all sides and inside... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2019

Chine, Coupes libatoires en corne de rhinocéros aux ventes pendant le Printemps Asiatique Paris 2019

Lot 18. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros, Chine, XVIIIème siècle. Marque Hu Xing Yue Zuo. H : 9.5 cm. Poids : 200,42 g. Estimation: €60 000 - €80 000. Courtesy Piasa. à décor de neuf chilong grimpant le long de tiges de lotus formant des enroulements, sur fond de fleurs stylisées dans leur feuillage en léger relief, le rebord lobé en forme de pétales et orné d'une frise de grecques.  Provenance : Collection privée française. Specimen en corne de rhinocéros blanc du nord (... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A large 'pine forest' rhinoceros horn libation cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 380. A large 'pine forest' rhinoceros horn libation cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th Century; 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 40,000 USD. Lot sold 72,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the heavy and large truncated tapering horn carved with pines, paulownia and flowering trees scattered across mountain cliffs and high rocks, unusually empty of people and pavilions recalling a desolate mountain retreat, with a flowing stream depicted by unusual shallow-incised detached wavelets, the... [Lire la suite]