An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1926
Lot 120
An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ye family, dated 1926
Sold for HK$ 25,000 (US$ 3,218) inc. premium

Lot Details
An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1926 An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1926 An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1926 An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1926 An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ye Zhongsan, dated 1926
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.

Footnotes

  • 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.

    1926年 葉派/葉氏家族 玻璃內畫百子圖鼻煙壺

    壺呈平扁瓶形,滑肩,修足,橢圓形凹底。內畫通境百子圖,三十二個小孩在園中玩耍,或遊唱,或舞槍,或演戲,或將鑼鼓,或捉迷藏,或鬥蟋蟀,或捉蟲子,十分熱鬧。人物以黑線勾勒,施以平塗為主,上題「丙寅(1926)榴月(五月)葉仲三作」,下畫「印」白文橢圓形印。

    百子圖有世代繁衍之意,百子千孫,是葉仲三的代表作之一。其他葉派百子圖鼻煙壺可見紐約佳士得,小有洞天-J&J鼻煙壺珍藏:第五郭份,2008年9月17日,拍品編號84及香港邦瀚斯,瑪麗及莊智博鼻煙壺珍藏:第三部份,2011年5月25日,拍品編號142。
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