Chinese horn carved cup; H: 13 cm, 357 grams
Chinese carved horn pendant, rectangular form, featuring auspicious objects in relief surrounded by geometric frieze. L: 7 cm, W: 5 cm, Thickness: 1 cm. Provenance: Property of a Collector.
Well carved Chinese horn pendant; of circular form featuring writhing dragon carved in detailed relief; L: 7.5, W: 6.5 cm, 0.5 cm thick; property of a collector
Archaistic Chinese carved horn libation cup; featuring lingzhi, crane, and fish auspicious design in relief; H: 6 cm, L: 13 cm, W: 10 cm
This Chinese hair comb was hand carved from a beautifully "grained" translucent animal horn.
Obtained from an ethnic minority person, the pair of ducks carved into the handle were commonly used by mainstream Han Chinese as a symbol of a long and happy marriage. Items with this symbol would often be gifted for an anniversary.
A Hornbill Bead Bracelet. Total beads: 14. Diameter of Bead: approximately 1.5cm. For comparison, see another bead bracelet on sold in Beijing Rongbao Lot 1310 on 25 November 2012. 珠子 手链
This nice horn carving of a vase (or cup) is 4 5/8” high, 2 ¾” wide and 1 ¾” thick. It depicts the theme of “Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove”, Chinese name Zhu Lin Qi Xian (竹 林 七 贤). As is traditionally depicted, the group of seven scholars, musicians and sages wished to escape the intrigues, corruption and stifling atmosphere of the court life during the political chaos of the Three Kingdoms period (220 AD~265 AD)...
A Chinese Horn Carved Miniature Cup in sycee (Yuan Bao) shape, depicting scholars and attendants in garden designs. Period: circa 1900s. Height: 2.7cm , Length: 7.1cm, Weight: 24.47g.
A Chinese Horn Carved Cup depicting a scholar and two attendants in garden scenes. Period: circa 1900s. Height: 3cm, Diameter: 7.1cm, Weight: 46.16g.
A Chinese Horn Carved Plaque depicting a deer on one side and an elder sitting on lotus with fingers pointing towards the sun on the other side. Period: circa 1900s. Length: 7.5cm, Weight: 35.73g.
A Chinese Horn Carved Plaque of birds and flowers. Period: circa 19th Century. Length: 7.1cm.
A Chinese Horn Archer's Ring. Height: 2.4cm.
A Chinese Hornbill Carved Snuff Bottle with a lady and attendant in garden scenes and dragon designs at the sides. Period: circa 1900. Height 5.7cm.
Wonderful Chinese carved horn figure of Shoulao; standing in long robes and holding a staff with double hours, a crane by his side. Height of this
fine carving is 7 inches. Condition Report: Great condition.
This is an intricate Chinese carving of Dragon fighting off the serpent, symbolizing the good force fighting off the evil in oriental mythological context, a scrupture with deep meaning of upholding moral rightousness against wickedness. Nice patina and wonderful piece of carving from a mastercrafter.
This very well carved and polished horn carving of a Zun (Chinese traditional libation wine vessel) is an early or mid - 20th century product. It is 5 ½” high, 6 ½” wide and 3 ½” thick (both measured from the top), the round bottom is 2” in diameter. Twelve stylized Bixie (辟邪) and different ritual bronze patterns were deeply carved into the entire body. The artist’s name is illegibly carved on the bottom. It is in great condition.
From the CongJiang in Gui Zhou province, this drinking horn is carved from water buffalo. It is a thick (and heavier weighted horn) which, according to my Miao friends is considered an inferior horn. So, this piece would have been owned by a "Poorer" family. It is wonderful primitive art object with carvings that are full of symbols reflecting Miao culture and legends. The hole in the tip would have held a string or metal ring to facilitate hanging the horn...