15 janvier 2018

A rare rhinoceros horn belt buckle, 17th  century

Lot 3171. A rare rhinoceros horn belt buckle, 17th  century; length 6.2 cm., 2 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of rectangular outline, carved with a dragon emerging from swirling waters capped with frothy waves, the well-formed dragon's head extending beyond the edge on one side, all surrounding a rectangular white jade plaque set in the centre, the short sides pierced with a slotted opening for attachment, the horn... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinoceros, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIII-XIXe siècle

Lot 358. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIII-XIXe siècle; 8,2 cm, 3 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 10,000 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 délicatement sculptée sur l'extérieur de chilong et de fleurs de magnolias, la corne avec une riche patine brune. A carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Sotheby's. Asian Arts, Paris, 12 Jun 2008
12 janvier 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIII-XIXe siècle

Lot 359. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinocéros, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XVIII-XIXe siècle. Larg. 14,5 cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 EUR. Lot sold 17,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 sculptée en forme de fleurs et boutons de magnolia, la tige feuillagée formant l'anse, sur un socle en bois sculpté. A large rhinoceros horn libation cup carved in the form of magnolia, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Sotheby's. Asian Arts, Paris, 12 Jun 2008
12 janvier 2018

Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinoceros, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle

Lot 357. Coupe libatoire en corne de rhinoceros, Chine, Dynastie Qing, XIXe siècle; hauteur 9 cm (hors socle), H.3 1/2 in. (w/o base). Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 EUR. Lot sold 24,750  EUR. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 sculptée à décor archaïsant de trois qilong, l'un formant l'anse, la tête et les pattes griffues posées sur la bordure, une frise géométrique similaire des deux côtés de la bordure, la base marquée; sur un socle en bois sculpté de pins et de lingzhi. ... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

A fine rhinoceros horn 'Landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 5. A fine rhinoceros horn 'Landscape' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5cm. 6 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 48,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of tapering truncated form, the rich reddish-brown horn finely carved around the exterior with a groom leading a sage on horseback across a stream, closely followed by an attendant carrying provisions, all set within a mountainous landscape of overhanging rocks and swirling mist, set to the side... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

A rhinoceros horn 'Squirrel and grapevine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 4. A rhinoceros horn 'Squirrel and grapevine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5cm. 6 1/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep U-shape with widely flaring rim, the dark reddish-brown horn carved in high-relief around the exterior with leafy fruiting grapevine and to one side with a large bushy-tailed squirrel, with the gnarled vines creating the handle at one end, the interior with overlapping leaves and a large... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2018

A rhinoceros horn 'Buddha's hand' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3. A rhinoceros horn 'Buddha's hand' libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of deep U-shape with widely flaring rim,  the reddish-brown horn naturalistically carved as a tree trunk and in high relief around the exterior with leafy boughs laden with fruiting finger citrons, the gnarled vines creating the handle at one end and creeping over the rim into... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

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

Lot 2. A rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the warm honey-coloured material naturalistically carved in the form of a large magnolia flower, borne on gnarled leafy stalks issuing further smaller buds and flowers around the vessel and forming a handle to one side and a short foot to the base, naturalistically carved, pierced wood stand. Quantity: 2 ... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

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

Lot 1. A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 7,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 19,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the cup in the form of a deep widely flaring lotus leaf, the dark reddish-brown horn naturalistically carved around the exterior with lotus buds and flowers borne on leafy tendrils curling up and around the body, forming to one side a large handle and ribbon-tied to the base to form a short foot on which stand two large cranes, the... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

Goblet made of rhinoceros horn, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), before 1590

Goblet made of rhinoceros horn, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), before 1590, 6.0 x 6.0 x 12.2 cm, Green Vault, IV 320 © Dresden State Art Collections. In China, the artistic processing of Horn of the Rhino had a centuries-old tradition. The craving for the material as an aphrodisiac or as a crafting material meant that the rhinestone horn was soon traded as a costly rarity. In Europe, the horn, similar to the Narwalzahn, which was regarded as the horn of the unicorn was said to have comprehensive... [Lire la suite]