21 mai 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup with silver foot, China, 17th century, Austria, 19th century

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup with silver foot. The cup, China, 17th century. The foot, Austria, 19th century. Estimate CHF 20 000 / 30 000 (€ 19 050 / 28 570).  Photo Koller Auctions. The cup: Height 7.5 cm - The foot: Height 7 cm. KOLLER. Asian Art (Himayalas and China): Sale A173AS, 02 June 2015 10:00

07 mai 2015

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups, 17th to 19th century, at Bonhams London, 14 May 2015

A large 'Shoulao and Eight Immortals' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€8,100 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The horn of a rich dark tone, deeply and intricately carved in relief with the eight Immortals each holding their respective attribute, standing in anticipation of the arrival of Shoulao seated on a flying crane, the interior carved as petals of lotus with the handle naturalistically formed from tree branches issuing peaches. 18.8cm (7 3/8in) long Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A Chinese carved rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 17th-18th century

A Chinese carved rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate AU$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€21,000 - 36,000). Photo: Bonhams. the reddish brown horn naturalistically carved as a large and spreading magnolia blossom raised on a branch issuing blossoms, the interior incised with veins rising to the irregular scalloped rim, with stand, 12.8cm long, 7cm high  Provenance: A NSW Private collection, purchased in the North America in the 1950s, imported to Australia in 1969, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

Back on five rhinoceros horn cups at Christie's, 17 September 2008, New York

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Carved as a large open leaf issuing from a jagged branch curled around to form the stem and base, and from which two smaller leafy branches emerge laden with ripe peaches and pomegranates which continue into the interior, opposite a large chilong which pulls itself up to the rim of the cup from the far side; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long, wood stand. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $43,750 A rhinoceros horn... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2014

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

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. The dark brown body elegantly carved as an opened blossom, the exterior with delicate branches of flowering camellias, and prunus, the stems twisting to form a small handle and foot, with a hard wood stand. 5 1/2in (14cm) long. Sold for US$ 40,000 (€29,372) Item has been in the United States since 1972. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
25 juin 2014

An elegantly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

An elegantly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. Of flaring rounded conical profile, carved as a section of a pine tree, the exterior walls realistically detailed with knots and whorls of bark rendered with irregular roundels, the rim slightly canted and decorated with openwork branches, the undercut handle formed by sturdy branches extending across the exterior of the vessel, the horn of a warm honey tone graduating to a darker shade; with a matching reticulated wood stand. 6 1/4in (15.8cm) wide.... [Lire la suite]


25 juin 2014

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. The honey-colored horn designed as a mallow flower, its exterior carved in high relief with branches of leafy magnolias, with a split-tailed chilong under the pouring mouth-rim opposing another undercut chilong with wind-blown mane serving as the handle. 5in (12.7cm) long. Sold for US$ 11,875 (€8,720) Item has been in the United States since 1963. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
25 juin 2014

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

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. The exterior sides of the flattened conical section of horn undercut and carved in raised relief to depict wizened scholar officials and/or immortals and their boy attendants amid a continuous rocky riverside tableau of waterfalls and crashing waves, the interior well of the cup unusually further incised and undercut to depict gnarled pine boughs, waterfalls, and cranes; the horn displaying a patina of variegated russet and chocolate hue. 4 3/4in (12cm) high. Sold... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2014

A rare archaistic rhinoceros horn incised libation cup, 17th century

A rare archaistic rhinoceros horn incised libation cup, 17th century. Photo: Bonhams. Of elegantly carved tapered form with canted corners at the rim, the handle formed by four sinuous chi dragons, decorated on the exterior with a wide band of archaistic taotie masks on a geometric ground, interrupted by two further chi dragons in high relief, between narrow key-fret borders at the rim and foot, the horn of a rich and dark brown tone, incised two-character yuan xi inscription on the interior. 16.8cm wide. Sold for HK$ 1,060,000... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2014

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

A rhinoceros horn 'begonia' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Photo: Bonhams. The brown-hued horn carved in the form of a curled leaf, detailed with incised veins, the exterior with a pierced stem issuing buds, blossoms and further leaves with one forming the foot. 11.5cm wide. Sold for HK$ 400,000 (€37,915) Provenance: Henry V. Morton collectionThence by direct descent to the present owner Notes: Henry Canova Vollam Morton (1892-1979), Fellow of Royal Society of Literature (FRSL), better known as H.V. Morton, was a renowned... [Lire la suite]