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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 308

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL 'POND SCENE' SNUFF BOTTLE

    SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED TO WINTER OF JIHAI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1899

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL 'POND SCENE' SNUFF BOTTLE
    SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED TO WINTER OF JIHAI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1899
    The bottle is decorated to one side with a boy seated on a tree flying a kite, and to the other side with insects and goldfish in a pond setting. It is dated and inscribed with the artist's name and a seal.
    2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    With Robert Kleiner, London.
    The Christopher Randall collection.


    Literature

    Christopher Randall, Masterpieces of Miniature Art, Hong Kong: 2009, p. 24, no. 2.