AN INSIDE-PAINTED 'SMOKEY' QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE
This lot is offered without reserve.
AN INSIDE-PAINTED 'SMOKEY' QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE

SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, BEIJING, DATED RENSHEN (1932)

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED 'SMOKEY' QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE
SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, BEIJING, DATED RENSHEN (1932)
The bottle is brightly painted with the twelve animals of the zodiac and an inscription incorporating a cyclical date, renshen (1932), and a signature, Ye Zhongsan.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, sapphire stopper
Provenance
Thomas C. Van Nuys, San Francisco
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1663.
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This lot is offered without reserve.

Lot Essay

Although this bottle is signed Ye Zhongsan, it was most likely painted by his son Ye Xiaofeng. It is known that Ye Zhongsan had his sons working with him. This subject appears to be a specialty of one artist and continued after the eldest son died, and since it is not in the style of Ye Bingqi it was most likely painted by Ye Xiaofeng.

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