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.
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.
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