21 mai 2016

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

Lot 297. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Sold for £28,750 (€37,333). Photo: Bonhams.  Intricately carved in high relief around the exterior with a continuous scene of two cranes, two phoenixes, and two amorous mandarin ducks in a concentric rippling pond, amongst various other birds, as well as plum blossom, bamboo and rockwork, the openwork handle in the form of gnarled paulownia, the horn of a dark rich tone. 13.3cm (5 1/4in) long Provenance: Sotheby's London, 1 March 1977, lot... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2016

An extremely rare archaistic 'lotus and boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 294. An extremely rare archaistic 'lotus and boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€78,000 - 100,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. The lower section skilfully carved as an archaistic bronze wine gu vessel rising from a splayed base decorated with pendent plantain leaves beneath a band of taotie masks around the raised mid-section and upright triangular blades enclosing stylised cicadas, accented by notched flanges and flanked to each side by a figure of a boy, one... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2016

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

Lot 105. A rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Sold for £17,500 (€22,850). Photo Bonhams. Skilfully carved in the form of a lotus leaf finely detailed with y-shaped veins, the exterior decorated in relief with three sinuous chilong with bifurcated tails, variously writhing, clambering and emerging from a ground of breaking waves wrapping the foot and extending to the base. 12cm (4 7/8in) wide Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent ... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2016

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

Lot 228. A rhinoceros horn 'prunus' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate £30,000 - 40,000 (€38,000 - 51,000). Photo Bonhams. The horn of an attractive reddish-brown tone, carved in relief around the exterior with prunus buds and flowers beside a folding leaf, all issued on branches extended from two stalks forming the handle of the cup and the openwork foot, the interior detailed with a fold of the leaf. 16cm (6 1/4in) long Notes: One of the 'Three Friends of Winter', together with the pine and bamboo,... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2016

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

Lot 11. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (51,084 - 76,626 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the flaring plain body in the form of a lotus, supported on a naturalistically carved  base of ribbon-tied lotus buds and pods, the stems extending up the side of the vessel to form the handle - 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Provenance: Bonhams London, 12th May 2011, lot 224. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres,... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2016

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

Lot 10. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (31,928 - 44,699 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the oval body with steep flaring sides, finely carved around the exterior with pairs of phoenix in flight and perched upon scrolling leafy magnolia, all supported on an oval flower stem foot extending up the side of the body to form the handle, the horn of reddish-brown tone - 16.8 cm, 6 5/8  in. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2016

Rhinoceros horn ashtray, Africa, former portuguese colonies, c.1940-50

Lot 232. Rhinoceros horn ashtray, Africa, former portuguese colonies, c.1940-50. Estimate : 3 750 € / 5 000 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos. rhinoceros horn, carved. Approx. Weight: 206grs. Dim.: 10cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. Antiquités Chinoises & Mobilier, le 30 Avril 2016 à 15h30
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28 avril 2016

Rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Minguo period

Lot 234. Rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Minguo period. Estimate : 18 000 € / 24 000 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos. China, Minguo period, libation cup in rhinoceros horn, carved, relieved decoration with pine trees. Superficial fissures. Approx. Weight: 668grs. Dim.: 12,5cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. Antiquités Chinoises & Mobilier, le 30 Avril 2016 à 15h30
25 avril 2016

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

Lot 10. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (31,928 - 44,699 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the oval body with steep flaring sides, finely carved around the exterior with pairs of phoenix in flight and perched upon scrolling leafy magnolia, all supported on an oval flower stem foot extending up the side of the body to form the handle, the horn of reddish-brown tone - 16.8 cm, 6 5/8  in. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2016

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

Lot 11. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP (51,084 - 76,626 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the flaring plain body in the form of a lotus, supported on a naturalistically carved  base of ribbon-tied lotus buds and pods, the stems extending up the side of the vessel to form the handle - 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Provenance: Bonhams London, 12th May 2011, lot 224. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016,... [Lire la suite]