London, South Kensington
9 November 2016
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
With Robert Kleiner, London.
The Christopher Randall collection.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Christopher Randall, Masterpieces of Miniature Art, Hong Kong: 2009, p. 24, no. 2.
These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
The most significant charity auction ever staged is 100 per cent sold after 10 days of online sales and three days of live auctions
Strong results for the best in art and luxury in 16 sales, including a record for the most expensive object ever sold by Christie’s in Asia
A new collector’s guide to palettes, glazes, reign marks, and the different kilns, plus why it pays to handle as many pieces as possible
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru
Christie's specialists take a look back through 2018 and pick out some of their highlights of the year
Lessons from 36 years with Christie’s, including Ammi Phillips, Folk art, American collectors’ passion for history, and changing consignors’ lives