18 - 19 September 2014
AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
MA SHAOXUAN OR FAMILY, DATED TO KUIMAO YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1903
Of flattened, rounded rectangular form, the bottle is finely painted on one side of the interior with a scene depicting three rams intertwined standing in a grassy field beneath a tree. The reverse has an inscription followed by the signature Ma Shaoxuan and a seal reading Shaoxuan.
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high, plastic stopper
Acquired in Hong Kong before 1964.
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The inscription on the reverse relates to the scene of the rams.
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