An inside-painted smoky-quartz 'plum blossom and fish pond' snuff bottle Wang Xisan, circa 1960-62 (the bottle Qing dynasty)
Lot 208
An inside-painted smoky-quartz 'plum blossom and fish pond' snuff bottle Wang Xisan, circa 1960-62 (the bottle Qing dynasty)
Sold for HK$ 62,500 (US$ 8,064) 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 smoky-quartz 'plum blossom and fish pond' snuff bottle
Wang Xisan, circa 1960-62 (the bottle Qing dynasty)
Beautifully painted with a scene of a fish pond with lotus blossoms on one side, the other with a female figure admiring plum blossoms, sold with original auction catalogue.
5.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • 王習三 茶晶內畫河塘賞梅圖鼻煙壺
    (內畫:約1960-62年,壺:清代)

    Provenance 來源:
    Sotheby's London, 13 October 1981, lot 149
    Collection of Jacqueline Sheldon

    The inscriptions read 'hetang qingqu' or 'fascination of the fish pond' and 'shangmei' or 'admiring plum blossoms'. Signed Xisan with one seal of the artist.
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