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