• Lot 62

    RARE TABATIERE EN CRISTAL DE ROCHE

    CHINE, SIGNEE YE ZHONGSAN, AUX PORTES DE LA CAPITALE, DATEE DU PRINTEMPS (DEUXIEME MOIS) DE L'ANNEE WU XU (1898), AVEC UN CACHET HUA YIN (CACHET DE PEINTURE)

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    RARE TABATIERE EN CRISTAL DE ROCHE
    CHINE, SIGNEE YE ZHONGSAN, AUX PORTES DE LA CAPITALE, DATEE DU PRINTEMPS (DEUXIEME MOIS) DE L'ANNEE WU XU (1898), AVEC UN CACHET HUA YIN (CACHET DE PEINTURE)
    De forme rectangulaire aux angles arrondis, l'intérieur peint d'un décor continu d'étang où nagent des poissons, divers insectes évoluant sur les berges herbeuses et arborées, signée Ye Zhongsan aux portes de la Capitale, printemps (le deuxième mois) de l'année Wu Xu (1898), avec un cachet hua yin, le bouchon en verre
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 7,2 cm. (2 7/8 in.)


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    The painting of this bottle is stylistically close to that of the first master of the Middle school, Zhou Leyuan, whose favorite subjects were landscapes in the classical style.
    This seal of the artist, huayin, appears only on his works from the early years. After 1900, he no longer used it, reverting to the simple yin (seal) which continued in use by the family into the mid-twentieth century.
    See another inside-painted glass snuff bottle from Ye Zhongsan from 1897 with identical decoration but of different shape, illustrated by Moss, Graham, Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle. The J & J Collection, p.709, pl.433. On the catalogue note, the authors show how the design evolved in 1898 to include a tree wrapped around the bottle. This explains the small differences between the example illustrated and the current bottle.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, AT THE GATES OF THE CAPITAL, DATED MID-SPRING (THE SECOND MONTH) OF THE WU XU YEAR (1898), WITH ONE SEAL HUA YIN (PAINTING SEAL)