An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Ye Zhongsan, and dated renzi (1912).

The glass imitating smokey quarts, painted inside with a scene of Huang Chengyan on a mule followed by a boy in a snowy landscape, the other side with a scene of Zhuge Liang visited by Liu Bei in a snow storm. Height 6,2 cm.

A damage to the glass on one side.

Droit de suite: No

15 000 - 20 000 SEK

1 641 - 2 188 EUR

Hammer price: 

From the Collection of a Swedish Connoisseur, Stockholm.


Compare with an almost identical bottle, also dated to 1912; Hugh Moss; Chinese Snuff Bottles: 6. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of the Rt. Hon. The Marquess of Exeter K.C.M.G., p. 152-153, No M.11.
Also compare with a bottle sold at Sotheby's, New York, March 1997, Lot 490.

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The collection is a study collection, accumulated during a lifetime. The collector operated within the field of oriental works of art. Due to his knowledge and sense of quality he was of great help to many of the members on Kinaklubben (The China Club) with members such as the Swedish Crown Prince Gustav Adolf, Emil Hultmark and Carl Kempe. The collection is mainly acquired in Sweden and London.

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