An inside-painted crystal 'fragrant concubine' snuff bottle Liu Shouben, dated 1993
Lot 244
An inside-painted crystal 'fragrant concubine' snuff bottle Liu Shouben, dated 1993
Sold for HK$ 62,500 (US$ 8,061) inc. premium

Lot Details
Liu Shouben snuff bottles from a private Australian collection (lots 243-248)
An inside-painted crystal 'fragrant concubine' snuff bottle
Liu Shouben, dated 1993
The slender body painted with Xiangfei gardening and dressed in Western clothing on one side, the other side with a contrasting portrait of Xiangfei wearing Manchu clothing.
6.1cm high.

Footnotes

  • 劉守本,1993癸酉年作 水晶內畫「香妃」鼻煙壺

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

    Both figures are painted in homage to the artworks of the Qing court artist Giuseppe Castiglione. The inscription translates 'made by Liu Shouben, the finest of the Jing class, spring of 'guiyou' year (1993)', followed by a seal of the artist.
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