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.
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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