Modern inside-painted snuff bottles from private collections (lots 682-714)
An inside-painted rock crystal 'Dream of the Red Chamber' snuff bottle
Liu Shouben, dated 1996 Painted on one side with a scene of a lady sitting on a rock holding gardening tools and visited by a man carrying books, the other side with a lady visiting a seated man. 6cm high.
Provenance 來源: Y.F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong
Legend has it that the protagonist Lin Daiyu was so upset when the flowers wither, so she dug a grave for them. The inscription translates 'made by Liu Shouben, the finest of the Jing class, winter of 'bingzi' year (1996)', followed by a seal of the artist.
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