• Lot 54

    TABATIERE EN CRISTAL DE ROCHE

    CHINE, SIGNEE ZHOU LEYUAN, CIRCA 1893

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    TABATIERE EN CRISTAL DE ROCHE
    CHINE, SIGNEE ZHOU LEYUAN, CIRCA 1893
    De forme rectangulaire aux angles arrondis, l'intérieur peint d'un paysage continu de montagnes rocailleuses, agrémentées de pins, deux lettrés méditant sur la berge d'un lac sur une face, un troisième lisant dans un pavillon sur l'autre face, cette dernière rehaussée d'un poème signé Zhou Leyuan avec un cachet yuangu, le bouchon en aventurine
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 6,7 cm. (2 5/8 in.)


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    The poem can be translated as follow:
    'The green mountain stands straight up into the white clouds
    As the sun sets on the countryside, the roosters and the dogs quiet down
    The river is empty and the fishermen are gone
    The peach blossoms have fallen and villagers are closing their doors
    Zhou Leyuan.'

    Zhou Leyuan, the founder of the popular Beijing school of painting, was active between 1879 and 1893. Every artist of the first phase of the school owed a considerable debt to Zhou, and most began their careers by copying his style and signing his name; some even appear to have devoted most of their careers to producing copies of his work.

    See three other bottles painted by the artist and dated from 1885, 1886 and 1888-91 with a similar inside-painted landscape and typical montains, illustrated in Moss, Graham, Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle. The J & J Collection, pl.407, pl.409 and pl.414.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK-CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SIGNED ZHOU LEYUAN, CIRCA 1893