16 août 2018

Eight rhinoceros horn cups at Christie's, New York, 24 March 2011

Lot 1455. A rare carved rhinoceros horn cup, 17th century; 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm) long. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 458,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely carved inside and out as a lotus leaf rising from a base of churning waves in which seven sinuous chilong weave in and out with two larger openwork chilong forming the handle and one in the interior, the material of deep honey tone. Provenance: Acquired in Philadelphia in the early 1930s, and... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2018

A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3764. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price Realized HKD 2,060,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 ground, one side elaborately carved in openwork with a large chi dragon clambering over the rim to form the handle, detailed with a smaller ascending and another descendingchi dragon. Note: A number of rhinoceros horn cups carved with lobed sides are... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An important and extremely rare rhinoceros horn deer-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.

Lot 3755. An important and extremely rare rhinoceros horn deer-form libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$4,000,000 - HK$5,000,000 ($520,000 - $650,000). Price Realized HK$4,580,000 ($591,476). © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The hollowed cup superbly carved as a powerful full-bodied recumbent deer, its front talon-like feet contentedly crossed at the front below the chest which bears the four-character inscription, Tianlu yongchang, 'Eternal... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

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

Lot 3756. An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$5,000,000 - HK$7,000,000 ($650,000 - $900,000). Price Realized HK$6,620,000 ($854,928). © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The thick irregular sides superbly carved as a tapering knotted hibiscus branches issuing from the exterior to form the handle, growing smaller branches bearing hibiscus flowers enveloping the sides of the cup and extending over to the... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle-XVIIIe siècle

Lot 74B. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle-XVIIIe siècle. H. : 8,7 cm (3 1/2 in.) L. : 14,7 cm (5 3/4 in.) P. : 10 cm (4 in.) Poids : 176 gr. Estimation 20 000 - 30 000 €. Résultat: 41,600 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial En forme de fleur de magnolia épanouie, l'extérieur sculpté en relief de grenades sur leurs branches feuillagées, deux branches principales formant l'anse en remontant vers la bordure arrière de la coupe et le pied en... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle

Lot 74A. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIe siècle. H. : 8,5 cm (3 1/4 in.) L. : 15 cm (6 in.) Poids : 206 gr. Estimation 30 000 - 40 000 €. Résultat: 20,800 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial  La coupe évasée, sculptée sur les parois extérieures, d'un sage assis sous un arbre devant une rivière, au milieu de rochers et d'arbres noueux, un grand pin aux branches déployées sur l'arrière formant l'anse et revenant sur l'intérieur de la coupe ; manques à... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2018

Two large full-tip rhinoceros horn libation cups from the Hongzhen Tang Collection at Bonhams, 29 May 2018

Lot 62. A large full-tip rhinoceros horn 'landscape and immortals' libation cup, 19th century; 65cm (25 1/2in) long (2). Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 27,000 - 38,000). Sold for HK$ 2,125,000 (€ 234,337) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Deftly carved in deep relief and openwork with a continuous scene of immortals and their attendants engaging in various activities on a succession of small terraces winding up the length of the shaft, surrounded by animals including monkeys, deer and cranes amidst... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family at Bonhams Hong Kong, 29 May 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Lot 54. A very rare rhinoceros horn documentary libation cup, Signed Zhou Tang Zhencang, dated by inscription to the 7th year of Wanli, corresponding to 1579 and of the period; 11cm (4 3/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€ 82,707) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Naturalistically carved in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 52. An exquisitely carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'chilong' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 16cm (6 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 1,875,000 (€ 206,768) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The elegantly proportioned vessel in the form of an open upturned lotus leaf raised on a slightly recessed foot, masterfully carved in high relief with four writhing powerful chilong clambering around the sides of the vessel decorated in low relief with a... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2018

A very rare and large rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 51. A very rare and large rhinoceros horn 'lotus leaf' libation cup, 17th-18th century; 17.1cm (6 5/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 1,000,000 (€ 76,000 - 110,000). Sold for HK$ 2,375,000 (€ 261,907) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018 Boldly and thickly carved utilising the natural curve of the horn as a naturalistic furled lotus leaf vividly curling outwards at the irregularly-shaped rim to form a deep vessel, decorated in low relief with subtle veining around the exterior, raised on a short separate... [Lire la suite]