An inside-painted crystal 'Strange Tales of Liaozhai' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1927
Lot 207
An inside-painted crystal 'Strange Tales of Liaozhai' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1927
Sold for HK$ 50,000 (US$ 6,441) inc. premium

Lot Details
Snuff bottles from the collection of Jacqueline Sheldon (neé Anisfeld), purchased at London auctions in the 1970s under the guidance of Hans Goldsteinher (lots 201-212)
An inside-painted crystal 'Strange Tales of Liaozhai' snuff bottle
Ye Zhongsan, dated 1927
Finely painted with a garden scene of four figures relaxing under a willow tree on one side, the other with further three female figures, two of them strolling whilst another looking down from a balcony, sold with original auction catalogue.
5.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • 葉仲三 1927年作 水晶內畫聊齋人物圖鼻煙壺

    Provenance 來源:
    Sotheby's London, 20 April 1982, lot 209
    Collection of Jacqueline Sheldon

    The inscriptions read 'liuxing' and 'tao sanniang', both ghost stories taken from 'Strange Tales of Liaozhai'. Signed Ye Zhongsan with one seal of the artist.
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