09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle

Lot 279. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle; 17 cm, 6 5/8 in. Estimate 30,000-40,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 96,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 à décor ajouré de quatre dragons à la poursuite de la perle enflammée dans des nuages stylisés, le pied ceint de frises de lotus dans des rinceaux fleuris et d'une frise de grecques, monture en argent postérieure ; petit manque. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, China, Qing dynasty, 17th century Sotheby's. Arts... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin XVIIE-début XVIIIE siècle

Lot 167. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, dynastie Qing, fin XVIIE-début XVIIIE siècle; 10,5 x 17 cm ; 4 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot Sold 168,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 en forme de corolle, l'extérieur sculpté de grappes de raisin, sarments et feuilles de vigne, revenant vers l'intérieur de la coupe, l'anse formée d'un sarment recouvert de grains de raisin, la corne d'une belle couleur caramel foncé ; inscription à l'avant de la coupe sous la... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle

Lot 260. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros sculptée, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle; 18,5 cm, 7 1/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 EUR. Lot Sold 600,750 EUR. Photo Sotheby's 2011 à décor finement sculpté de trois personnages, l'un traversant la rivière sur une embarcation légère, un autre pêchant assis sur la rive, le dernier debout puisant de l'eau dans un paysage rocailleux planté de glycines, bananiers et pins dont les branches se continuent à... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2018

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

Lot 2177. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Prunus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is carved as a large open flower with overlapping petals that are detailed on the interior and curl in at the upper edges of the cup. The exterior is carved with blossoming prunus branches borne on a gnarled branch that forms the openwork foot, and with two branches undercut at one... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2018

A small archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2177. A small archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is of octagonal form and raised on a tall foot of conforming shape. It is carved around the exterior with alternating panels of taotie masks and archaistic stylised birds reserved on a keyfret ground and interrupted by a notched flange at one end, with two... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

Rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, a April 2018

Lot 3652. A small rhinoceros horn 'Pine' libation cup, 17th century; w. 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD (206,876 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the wide shallow cup of irregular form, carved on the exterior with a reticulated pine tree handle with branches extending over the rim and onto the interior, the surface further textured with low-relief ovals resembling the bark of the tree, resting on a flat base, the patina of smooth golden-amber... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2018

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

Lot 2174. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 620,000. Price realised HKD 1,040,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The magnolia-form cup with flared sides is finely carved around the exterior in high relief with magnolia blooms, the handle in the form of a large mangolia blossom issuing from a gnarling branch extending to the base. The material is of a rich caramel tone. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

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

Lot 2173. A carved rhinoceros horn floral-form libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 320,000 - HKD 480,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup with flaring sides is carved in the form of a large magnolia flower with six overlapping petals. The exterior is detailed with serrated leaves borne on gnarling branches extending upwards to form the handle issuing buds. The material is of a rich honey colour.. ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century 

Lot 2170. A rhinoceros horn leaf-shaped brushwasher, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 4 7/16 in. (11.1 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The brushwasher is carved in the form of a open upturned leaf with a cicada rendered in high relief on the interior. The exterior is carved with veins rendered in shallow relief with a few seemingly rough patches to simulate worming. Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1998. ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A small plain rhinoceros horn cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2168. A small plain rhinoceros horn cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The oval-form cup is smoothly carved with a countersunk base flaring widely to a slightly incurved mouth rim. The streaked fibrous material is of a pale caramel colour darkening at the core. Provenance: Acquired in New York, 1998. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]