03 février 2021

A well carved rhinoceros horn wine cup with grapewine carving, 18th century

Lot 374. A well carved rhinoceros horn wine cup with grapewine carving, 18th century; L. 13,8 cm. Estimate: € 8,000 - €12,000. Result: € 30,000. Courtesy Nagel.  Provenance: Old German private collection, in the possession of the owner's family since before 1914. Fine Asian Art, Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020

29 janvier 2021

An exceptional and very rare rhinoceros horn ewer with chilong and dragon handle, Ming dynasty

Lot 372. An exceptional and very rare rhinoceros horn ewer with chilong and dragon handle, Ming dynasty; H.16,7/L.18,2 cm, weight 526 gr. Estimate: € 20.000- € 30.000. Result: € 220.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Provenance: Old German private collection, due to records most likely purchased from Nagel, 1st Mannheim sale, November 26th/27th, 1924, lot 413. Cf. A ewer by Bao Tiancheng, publ. 'Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings', The Complete Collection of Treasures the Palace... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2020

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

Lot 32. An archaistic carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 18.7cm (7 3/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 300,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€ 89,613). Photo Bonhams. Finely carved to the exterior with a band of trefoil diaper ground beneath a flattened rim encircled by key-fret borders, the handle formed by a stylistic mythical beast climbing up one side and biting on the rim, its bulging eyes framed by a pair of curved horns and furry mane issuing swirling mists, a mythical... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2020

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

Lot 26. A carved 'chi dragon and clouds' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century; 22cm (8 5/8in) high. Estimate HK$400,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 1,240,000 (€ 148,160). Photo Bonhams. Well hollowed and well preserved in its original horn shape, intricately carved on the exterior with four spirited chi dragons amid billowing clouds at the rim and lingzhi issuing from the tip, each grasping a sprig of lingzhi in its mouth. Provenance: Li Chun-hung Collection, no.CHL24. ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3788. A rhinoceros horn 'imitation burlwood' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 12 cm., 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the small tapered horn carved with an irregular rim, the exterior decorated overall with small knots and concentric rings simulating a burlwood trunk, the openwork handle formed on one side with intertwining branches, the horn of a warm reddish-brown colour, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

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

Lot 3789. An archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 10.1 cm., 4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 562,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the rich amber-toned horn tapering towards the lipped footrim, the exterior carved with a broad floral-diapered band, set to one side with an undulating handle, all below a key-fret band bordering the inner mouthrim save for the spout, wood stand. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3787. A rhinoceros horn 'Lotus' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century; 15 by 16 cm., 5 7/8  by 6 1/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the conically shaped long-tipped horn carved in the form of a cup-shaped furled lotus leaf naturalistically detailed with veins, the exterior enveloped with large furled lotus leaves and four lotus blooms, all issuing from leaf-tied thin stalks forming the base,... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'pine cluster' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3785. A rhinoceros horn 'pine cluster' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 15 cm., 5 7/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. the tapered horn carved in the form of a gnarled tree trunk, the exterior carved in high relief with knots and twigs issuing clusters of pine blossoms, one end of the horn set with an openwork handle formed by a gnarled branch intertwining with twigs bearing clusters of pine blossoms and... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Hollyhock and Crab Apple' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3794. A rhinoceros horn 'Hollyhock and Crab Apple' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 17th-18th century; 14.1 cm., 5 1/2  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 812,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. naturalistically carved as a large furled serrated leaf forming the cup with veins running on the interior, the exterior detailed in varying levels of relief with branches issuing leaves and floral buds and blossoms, all enveloping the sides and stemming from the openwork foot, the... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A rhinoceros horn 'Pine Tree' libation cup, Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3786. A rhinoceros horn 'lotus and egrets' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11.4 cm., 4 1/2  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby’s. finely carved in the form of a pine tree trunk, the exterior carved in high relief with gnarled knots of the bark, the openwork handle formed by intertwining branches bearing clusters of pine blossoms extending onto the interior of the cup overhanging from the backrim, the surface... [Lire la suite]