Liu Shouben snuff bottles from a private Australian collection (lots 243-248)
An inside-painted crystal 'Qianlong in the garden' snuff bottle
Liu Shouben, dated 1996 Painted one side with a scene of Qianlong taking a leisure stroll in the garden with servants, concubines and bodyguards, the other side with a further two concubines served by servants. 6.8cm high.
Provenance 來源: Y.F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong
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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