A MINIATURE INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
A MINIATURE INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

MENG ZISHOU, BEIJING, 1905 OR 1906

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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
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.

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