Liu Shouben snuff bottles from a private Australian collection (lots 243-248)
An inside-painted crystal 'gathering at the Orchid Pavilion' snuff bottle
Liu Shouben, dated 1996 Painted with a continuous scene of scholars sitting in a pavilion and in the garden engaging in scholarly pursuits, a group of young servants serving tea by sending trays floating down a stream. 5.4cm high.
Provenance 來源: Y.F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong
Lanting Xu or 'Preface to the Poems Collected from the Orchid Pavilion' is a famous calligraphy by Wang Xizhi, composed in 353. The inscription translates 'made by Liu Shouben, the finest of the Jing class, autumn of 'bingzi' year (1996)', followed by a seal of the artist.
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