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    Sale 11786

    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 429

    A MINIATURE INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

    MENG ZISHOU, BEIJING, 1905 OR 1906

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    Estimate

    A MINIATURE INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    MENG ZISHOU, BEIJING, 1905 OR 1906
    The bottle is painted on one side of the interior with a portrait of Tan Xinpei in the role of Qin Qiong, the reverse with a horse standing beneath a wind-blown willow tree with mountains in the background, and with an inscription reading 'A Steed [under] a Wind-blown Willow', followed by the signature Meng Zishou and one seal of the artist, shou.
    1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper


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    Provenance

    Arts of China, Hong Kong, 1984.
    Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part IV; Bonham's Hong Kong, 17 May 2012, lot 124.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5386.


    Literature

    R. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, Hong Kong, 1987, no. 305.
    Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. 4, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2000, no. 633, pp. 506-507.


    Exhibited

    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, October 1987.
    Creditanstalt, Vienna, May-June 1993.