• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 191

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

    SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, YE FAMILY, APRICOT GROVE STUDIO, BEIJING, DATED WINTER MONTH IN THE RENXU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1922

    Price Realised  

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE
    SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, YE FAMILY, APRICOT GROVE STUDIO, BEIJING, DATED WINTER MONTH IN THE RENXU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1922
    Of compressed rounded form, the narrow sides carved with mask and fixed-ring handles, finely painted on one side with Liu Bei on muleback, the reverse with a scene depicting the return of Huang Chengyan to the hut of Zhuge Liang, glass stopper
    2 9/16 in. (6.4 cm.) high


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