28 juillet 2015

A well carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 18th century

A well carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 18th century. Estimate 5000/7000 €. Lot sold 5.500 €. Photo Nazgel H. 10,1 cm. Slightly chipped, base later re-fixed Property from an European private collection  NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015   

28 juillet 2015

A rare and fine 'Eight immortals' rhinoceros horn cup, China, 17th-18th century

A rare and fine 'Eight immortals' rhinoceros horn cup, China, 17th-18th century. Estimate 60000/100000 €. Lot sold 60.000 €. Photo Nazgel finely carved in high relief around the sloping sides with the 'Eight Immortals' standing on billowing clouds, flanking a recumbent deer, all welcoming Shoulao as he descends from the sky on a crane, the undercut trunks of two fruiting peach trees forming the handle at one end, the horn of a rich amber-brown color with a satiny patina, wood stand. L.17,1/H.10,3... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2015

Rhinoceros horn Guanyin, China, Minguo

Rhinoceros horn Guanyin, China, Minguo. Estimate 5 250 € / 7 000 €. Photo: MARQUES DOS SANTOS  carved rhinocerous horn sculpture depicting Guanyin holding attribute. Stand on carved wood with vegetal motifs. Weight: 224grs. Dim .: 22cm, Total 27,5cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. Art d'Asie, Antiquités & Objets d'Art, le 04 Juillet 2015 à 15h30
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04 juillet 2015

Rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 19th-20th century

Rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, 19th-20th century. Estimate 7 500 € / 10 000 €. Photo: MARQUES DOS SANTOS  naturalistically carved simulating a root. Approx. weight:541grs. Dim.:16cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. Art d'Asie, Antiquités & Objets d'Art, le 04 Juillet 2015 à 15h30
17 juin 2015

A carved rhinoceros horn with landscape and figural decoration, 19th century

A carved rhinoceros horn with landscape and figural decoration, 19th century. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,100 - 11,000). Photo Bonhams The honey colored vessel elaborately carved and undercut as a large magnolia flower and secondary blossoms forming an imaginary landscape with Shoulao and his deer standing on one branch below tiered off-shoots of pine trees interwoven in the branches, set into an elaborate carved hardwood base echoing the same theme with Shoulao leaning toward a crouching deer in on a rocky... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

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

A rhinoceros horn lotus form libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€13,000 - 22,000). Photo Bonhams Carved as large lotus leaf riding the crest of a wave forming its base, four cavorting chilong clambering on the side of the vessel, the largest forming the handle, the horn a pale honey brown color. 2 1/4in (5.6cm) high - 6 3/8in (16.3cm) long This object has been in the United States since 1930. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT... [Lire la suite]


17 juin 2015

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

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo Bonhams Finely carved and undercut with a scholar seated in a grotto under a lofty pine near a waterfall, with another pine forming the handle of the cup, the interior carved with further rocky outcroppings, the horn a rich honey brown color. 3 3/4in (9.6cm) high - 5 1/2in (14cm) long This object has been in the United States since 1930. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

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

A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo Bonhams The honey-colored body elegantly carved as an opened blossom, the exterior with flowering camellias, a network of stems forming the base and the handle, the interior and base shading to a dark umber tone, with a wood stand. 5 1/4in (13.3cm) long"This item has been in the United States since the 1960s" Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

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

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 27,000). Photo Bonhams The rich honey-colored horn elegantly carved as an open magnolia flower, a network of leaves and secondary buds forming the base and the handle, the interior and base shading to a dark umber tone. 3in (7.6cm) high - 6in (15.2cm) long Provenance: S. Marchant and Son, purchased by the current owner in 1987Cities permit dated January 1, 1975 Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2015

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

An elegantly carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 40,000 (€27,000 - 36,000). 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;... [Lire la suite]