An inside-painted rock crystal 'Guanyu subduing a general' snuff bottle Liu Shouben, dated 1997
Lot 686
An inside-painted rock crystal 'Guanyu subduing a general' snuff bottle Liu Shouben, dated 1997
Sold for HK$ 16,250 (US$ 2,095) inc. premium
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Modern inside-painted snuff bottles from private collections (lots 682-714)
An inside-painted rock crystal 'Guanyu subduing a general' snuff bottle
Liu Shouben, dated 1997
Painted with a continuous scene of Guanyu seated on a rock with a servant holding his famous 'guandao', the general issuing orders to his two subordinates to subdue and tie up the leader of the enemy.
7cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Y.F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong

    Guanyu was one of the three blood-brothers whom ruled the kingdom of Shu in the Romance of the Three Kingdom, famed for being noble and courageous. The inscription translates 'made by Liu Shouben, the finest of the Jing class, autumn of 'dingchou' year (1997)', followed by a seal of the artist.

    1997年 劉守本 水晶內畫「關羽擒將圖」鼻煙壺
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