An inside-painted crystal 'Beijing opera actor' snuff bottle Liu Shouben, dated 1992
Lot 243
An inside-painted crystal 'Beijing opera actor' snuff bottle Liu Shouben, dated 1992
Sold for HK$ 52,500 (US$ 6,770) inc. premium
Lot Details
Liu Shouben snuff bottles from a private Australian collection (lots 243-248)
An inside-painted crystal 'Beijing opera actor' snuff bottle
Liu Shouben, dated 1992
One view with an opera actor fully-dressed and ready for performance, the other view with a twenty eight-character long inscription.
6cm high.

Footnotes

  • 劉守本,1992壬申年作 水晶內畫「徐策跑城」鼻煙壺

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

    'Xuce Paocheng' is a scene from the traditional Beijing opera titled 'Xuegang Fantang'. The long inscription translates 'Zhou Xinfang, also known as Qilin Tong, is a famous Chinese Beijing opera actor which performs the role of an elderly man, acting in the opera Xuce Paocheng'. The other inscription translates 'made by Liu Shouben, the finest of the Jing class, spring of 'renshen' year (1992)', followed by a seal of the artist.
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