• Lot 53

    TABATIERE EN VERRE

    CHINE, SIGNEE ZHOU LEYUAN, DATEE DE L'AUTOMNE DE L'ANNEE XIN MAO (1891), AVEC UN CACHET

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    TABATIERE EN VERRE
    CHINE, SIGNEE ZHOU LEYUAN, DATEE DE L'AUTOMNE DE L'ANNEE XIN MAO (1891), AVEC UN CACHET
    De forme rectangulaire aux angles arrondis, l'intérieur peint d'un paysage continu de lacs et montagnes, les berges agrémentées de pavillons et arbres, deux lettrés se saluant sur un chemin, l'une des faces rehaussée d'une inscription datée de l'automne de l'année Xin Mao (1891) et signée Zhou Leyuan avec un cachet yuangu, le bouchon en corail
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 7,3 cm. (2 7/8 in.)


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    The inscription may be translated as follow:
    'A scholarly plaything for my good friend Bao Ting
    In the autumn month of the Xin Mao year [corresponding to 1891]
    Made at the Capital City
    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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    Provenance

    Robert Hall, Seattle Convention, 15 October 1977.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SIGNED ZHOU LEYUAN, DATED FROM THE AUTUMN OF THE XIN MAO YEAR (1891), WITH ONE SEAL