16 March 2016
TWO INSIDE-PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLES
The first bottle, moss agate, 1750-1840, probably painted by Ye Bengchun or Ye Xiaofeng, 1913-1940, is decorated overall with orange and white gold fish. The second bottle, Shandung School, 1900-1920, is transparent, clear glass and is decorated with a continuous summer landscape scene of a group of three scholars and a man on a skiff.
2 1/8 and 2 ¾ in. (5.4 and 7 cm.) high, stone and glass stoppers
The first bottle:
Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1996.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2051.
The second bottle:
Hartman Rare Art, New York, 2006.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5408.
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