10 février 2019

A strand of rhinoceros horn Tibetan rosary beads, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 2725. A strand of rhinoceros horn Tibetan rosary beads, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 120 cm., 47 in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2011 consisting of 108 circular beads plus an extra bead at the end of the string tied to a malachite fitting, the strand divided into sections by two short leather strings attached, each strung with ten silver beads, one terminating with a silver vajra and the other with a bell, the... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2019

An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2525. An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Finely carved supported on three tall curved feet, the hind foot curving backwards towards the rim to form a long handle carved in the form of a fierce dragon head, the narrow base flaring widely towards the everted rim bordered on both sides by a band of keyfret, encircled around the mid-section by... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A rare and exceptionally carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Bao Tiancheng, 17th century

Lot 2644. A rare and exceptionally carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, by Bao Tiancheng, 17th century; 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 12,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 14,100,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.  of gently flaring form, intricately carved in various levels of relief around the exterior, depicting a lady and child standing at the door of a retreat conversing with two scholars, beneath a pine tree and wutong, with a further scholar and attendant standing with a... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

An extremely rare and exquisitely carved ‘Eight Stallions’ rhinoceros horn libation cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1817. An extremely rare and exquisitely carved ‘Eight Stallions’ rhinoceros horn libation cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Weight: 13.8 oz. (392 gm.). Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 26,420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The large gently flaring cup deeply carved in high relief to the exterior with eight horses, variously grazing, at rest and play in a rocky landscape setting, one attendant tends to the horses, while another stands in... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

A rare and exceptionally well-carved 'Hundred Boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1815. A rare and exceptionally well-carved 'Hundred Boys' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Weight: 24 oz. (683 gm.). Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,000,000. Price Realized HKD 25,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The sides crisply carved in high relief with groups of children to the interior and exterior in a garden setting strewn with rockwork, pines, streams, a pavilion, and a bridge, some of the boys engaged in discussion under... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

Four rhinoceros horn libation cups sold at Lempertz, 8 december 2018

Lot 831. An elegant and tall rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century. Total height 14.7 cm. Estimated price €60.000 - €80.000. Result: €93.750. © Lempertz With a handle in the shape of a pine tree spreading its branches over the rim into the interior of the cup, the outside finely carved with three scholars, a boy servant and a deer underneath trees and pines on river banks in a mountainous landscape. Minor losses to branches and the foot. 17th century. Wooden stand incised with a... [Lire la suite]

16 décembre 2018

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

Lot 267. A rhinoceros horn libation cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 14cm. Estimate: €15,000 - €20,000 (US$16,999 - US$22,666). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. Cambi Casa d'Aste. Fine Chinese Works of Art. 18 Dec 2018. Castello Mackenzie Mura di san Bartolomeo 16c 16, 16122 Genova, Italy.
08 décembre 2018

A fine carved rhinoceros horn prunus libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 45. A fine carved rhinoceros horn prunus libation cup, 17th-18th century. L. 15,3 cm. Estimate 8,000-12,000 €. Lot sold 37.000 €. © Nagel Auktionen Very slightly chipped, few small losses to carving. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.201
19 novembre 2018

Three Nepalese rhinoceros horn bowls, 17th-18th century at Bonhams, 27 november 2018

Lot 82Y. A rare small rhinoceros horn documentary 'Vishnu' bowl, Nepal, dated by inscription to 1678 and of the period; 7.3cm (2 7/8in) long. Estimate: HK$250,000.00 - HK$350,000.00 (€ 28,000 - 39,000). WITHDRAWN. © Bonhams. Carved in yoni form and raised above a short flat base, the rounded edge of the interior carved with a small figure of the deity Vishnu above a lotus-petal pedestal, surrounded by a mandorla, the exterior carved with a Nepalese inscription, the horn of dark-brown... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2018

Exceptional Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Carvings from the Angela Chua Collection (part 1) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 27 november 2018

In my collecting years over a quarter of a century, I have been walking on my own. Every time in the auction room, when I came across art pieces that I admired, I raised my paddle without a second thought. I had much joy and satisfaction from all the trophies acquired over the years, and I have always wanted to share these works of art. However, though selections from my rhinoceros horn collection were published by Jan Chapman and Thomas Fok, I have not had the opportunity to present them in its... [Lire la suite]