12 novembre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 157. A rare rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, 17th century. Estimate GBP 7,000-10,000. Sold for £37,500 (€42,435. Courtesy Bonhams. The four-lobed cup supported on a gently spreading and hollowed foot encircled by a key-fret band, carved in relief to each lobe with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing a sinuous chilong reserved on a diaper ground, all below a further band of key-fret to the rim, the handle carved in the form of a gnarled pine branch entwined with prunus sprigs and bamboo. 13.6cm... [Lire la suite]

12 novembre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn 'pine and cliff' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 156. A rare rhinoceros horn 'pine and cliff' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate GBP 10,000-15,000. Sold for £27,500 (€31,119). Courtesy Bonhams. Crisply carved around the exterior with wutong, cypress and pine trees against angular rocky outcrops, two large pine trees forming the handle with further gnarled branches and pine-needles emerging through the interior in high relief, a swirling stream at the base, the horn of reddish-brown tone. 10.5cm (4 1/8in) long. Provenance: an English... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2017

A very rare rhinoceros horn carving of Green Tara, Nepal, 17th century

  Lot 155. A very rare rhinoceros horn carving of Green Tara, Nepal, 17th century. Estimate GBP 4,000-7,000. Sold for £40,000 (€45,264). Courtesy Bonhams. The deity expertly carved seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with a beaded upper edge, the left foot resting on a lotus bloom issuing from the base, the left hand raised in vitarka mudra, the face depicted with a serene expression and crowned with a five-leaf tiara atop neatly tied back hair, two lotus stalks twining around the... [Lire la suite]
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12 novembre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn 'chilong and whirlpool' libation cup, 18th century

Lot 153. A rare rhinoceros horn 'chilong and whirlpool' libation cup, 18th century. Estimate GBP 15,000 ~ 20,000. Sold for £43,750 (€49,507). Courtesy Bonhams. The well-hollowed vessel finely incised on the base with a spiraling whirlpool with surging waves stretching outward, with a writhing chilong with bifurcated tail clambering on the exterior avoiding the waves. 16.5cm (6 1/2in) long. Provenance: an important European private collection. Published and Illustrated: J.Chapman, The Art... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 152. A rare rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate GBP  5,000 ~ 8,000. Sold for £22,500 (€25,461). Courtesy Bonhams. The dark-chocolate-toned horn well carved in the form of a curling artemisia leaf with incised veins, the handle formed of entwined branches issuing further leaves and flowers. 9cm (3 1/2in) long. Provenance: an important European private collection.  Published and Illustrated: J.Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London,... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A pair of large rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Lot 179. A pair of large rhinoceros horn carvings, Qing Dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each conforming to the shape of the horn, densely carved with lotus flowers and stalks intertwining to form the openwork stem, the base of the horn carved in the form of a cupped lotus leaf, the horn of golden honey color darkening at the tip, (2 carved wooden stands); length 22 1/2 in., 57 cm. Provenance: Robert Leroy Ripley of "Ripley's Believe... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2017

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

Lot 176. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 22,800 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered horn flaring at the mouth, carved in high-relief on the exterior with mallow flowers, grapes on a vine and magnolia, each with intertwining stems forming the openwork foot, the horn of deep chestnut tone, (stand). Quantité: 2 - 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005
26 octobre 2017

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century

Lot175. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th Century. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 22,800 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered cup finely carved on the exterior with a scholar seated on a rock beneath a tree next to a flowing stream, his attendant appearing from behind another tree carrying a ruyi sceptre, all beneath wispy clouds and a flying crane at the rim, the handle formed by the trunks of two trees growing from a rocky cliff and overhanging... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A rare rhinoceros horn raft libation cup, 17th Century

Lot 173. A rare rhinoceros horn raft libation cup, 17th Century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 132,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. finely carved as Zhang Qian in a log raft seated confidently on a raised perch naturally formed by the gap between two gnarled upright branches, dressed in loose robes and a small cap, his softly modeled face with a long wispy beard, his left arm casually resting on a branch, the well hollowed craft tapering to the elongated knotty prow, the underside carved in low relief... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2017

A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 3704. A finely carved rhinoceros horn 'Lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th century, 14.7 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a finely veined lotus leaf, the exterior carved with a leafy millet spray on one side and a broad, downward folded leaf with furled edges on another, set on one side with an openwork handle formed from intertwining stems issuing a lotus flower, extended to the base as a further bloom... [Lire la suite]