16 novembre 2016

A rhinoceros horn 'chi dragon and lingzhi' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 39. A rhinoceros horn 'chi dragon and lingzhi' libation cup, 17th century. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€30,000 - 42,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Exquisitely carved in high relief with a naturalistic scene of two chi dragons, their bifurcated tails intertwined at the ends, the handle formed by bamboo and lingzhi rising from a reticulated foot and extending over the rim, the interior deftly carved with raised and sunken knobs. 16.5cm (6 1/2in) wide. Provenance: Li... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2016

A rare small rhinoceros horn 'phoenix' libation cup, 17th century

Lot 38. A rare small rhinoceros horn 'phoenix' libation cup, 17th century. Estimate HK$ 350,000 - 450,000 (€42,000 - 54,000. © Bonhams 2001-2016 Intricately carved in relief in the form of a phoenix, its outstretched wings with exquisite plumage and elongated feathery tail forming the sides of the vessel, its head curled inwards to form the handle, its beak grasping onto a ribbon-tied scroll, the details all rendered in relief and supported on two feet tucked away at the belly, the horn with a smooth... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2016

Sworder's Fine Art auctioneers sell 400-year-old Chinese Ming Dynasty cup for £200,000

Lot 218. An exceptional rhinoceros horn Libation Cup, late Ming, c.1600. Sold for £200,000. Photo courtesy Sworder's Fine Art auctioneer. STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET.- This highly carved c.1600 late Ming Dynasty libation cup has sold for £200,000 hammer at Sworders Fine Art auctioneers of Stansted Mountfitchet. An exceptional design for such a piece, the 7½ wide by 5½in high (19 x 14cm) cup sold to a Chinese buyer in the room battling it out against ten phone bidders on Tuesday (November 8). Made... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2016

Drinking Vessel made from Rhinoceros Horn, goblet: China, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, mount: Goa, 1650-1700

Drinking Vessel made from Rhinoceros Horn, goblet: China, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, mount: Goa, 1650-1700, Javan rhinoceros horn, gold filigree mount © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The goblet, made from the horn of a Javan rhino – now only found in Indonesia and Vietnam. Drinking from rare rhino horn cups was believed to neutralise poison and clean the blood, although it’s doubtful this was ever used for drinking.
08 octobre 2016

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 oct. 2016

   Lot 3668. An inscribed rhinoceros horn 'river landscape' libation cup, by Sheng Fugong, 17th century. Estimation 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,960,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.  of conical form, the flaring sides tapering to a rounded square base, carved around the exterior in high relief with a continuous riverscape detailed with figures engaging in various activities, including two inside a pavilion, another holding an umbrella and walking near a bridge, another looking out a pavilion and conversing with... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A small rhinoceros horn cup, late Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 531. A small rhinoceros horn cup, late Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate 6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$47,120 . Photo Mosgreen. carved with a lotus leaf and flowers, the translucent amber-colored horn darkening to black at the base; 6.5cm high, 11cm diameter, fitted box. Provenance: Wong Yin Hou, Kowloon early 1980’s Mosgreen. The Peter Elliott Collection, 30/08/2015

04 octobre 2016

A large Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, probably 17th century

Lot 88. A large Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing Dynasty, probably 17th century. Estimate 20,000 - $30,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$186,000 . Photo Mosgreen. 16.6cm diameter; 11.3cm high. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Henry Cyril Adams Note: For a similar rhinoceros horn cup see Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8/10/2014, lot: 3782 Mosgreen. The Autumn Auction Series, 16/06/2015.
08 septembre 2016

A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century

Lot 4A. A finely carved Chinese rhinoceros horn libation cup, 18th century. Estimate $30,000-50,000. Photo Freeman's. of archaistic form with chilong handle, the body carved with central band showing a scholar in a landscape and with poetic inscription. H: 3 1/2 in., 9 cm  Provenance: Property from the Estate of Charles V. Swain, Doylestown, PA; thence by family descent.  Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
15 juin 2016

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Millet and Flowers' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 894. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Millet and Flowers' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved with a slightly furled undulating rim simulating a floral blossom, the undercut handle formed on one side with intertwining stems issuing leaves and millets, the interior centred with a stamen, the horn of a warm brown colour, wood stand; 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

A rhinoceros horn 'Prunus Tree' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 886. A rhinoceros horn 'Prunus Tree' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapered horn carved on the exterior with an irregular surface with subtle ridges and knots simulating a tree trunk, one side detailed in high relief with a gnarled branch and thin twigs issuing prunus blossoms of varying sizes and extending across the exterior and onto the interior of the cup, the horn patinated to a dark brown... [Lire la suite]