An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle
Ye family, dated 1926 The ovoid body of translucent purple colour with slightly concave base, painted on the inside with a continuous scene of boys engaging in leisurely activities, the top right corner with kaishu inscriptions, signature and painted seal mark of the artist. 5.6cm high.
A similar example by the Ye family from the J & J collection was sold at Christie's New York, 17 September 2008, lot 84. See also a rectangular rock-crystal example by Ye Zhongsan, illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Tresury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. 4, Inside Painted, Hong Kong, 2000, no. 648, and sold in these rooms, 25 May 2011, lot 142.
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