An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ma Shaoxian, dated 1935
Lot 126
An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ma Shaoxian, dated 1935
Sold for HK$ 56,250 (US$ 7,241) inc. premium

Lot Details
An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ma Shaoxian, dated 1935 An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ma Shaoxian, dated 1935 An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle Ma Shaoxian, dated 1935
An inside-painted glass 'hundred boys' snuff bottle
Ma Shaoxian, dated 1935
The interior intricately painted with four boys depicted peering into a jardinière and admiring two goldfish, one figure kneeling atop a porcelain stool, the reverse with a series of kaishu inscriptions with the signature of the artist.
7.2cm high.

Footnotes

  • Ma Shaoxian (active 1899-1935), Ma Shaoxuan's nephew, studied and inherited the painting style of Ma Shaoxuan: the style of painting scenes on one side of the bottle and writing calligraphy on the other side. The inscriptions on this bottle were taken from a poem called 'Together in the Spring', by a member of the Song Dynasty literati named Cheng Hao.

    1935年 馬紹先 玻璃內畫百子圖鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,圓肩,橢圓形圈足。一面繪畫了四小孩圍著金魚缸觀賞,以平塗方式繪畫,上題「百子圖」;另一面以楷書寫有「乙亥(1935)夏月 雲淡風輕近午天,傍花隨柳過前川。 時人不識余心樂,將謂偷閒學少年。作於京師,馬紹先」,下畫「紹」朱白文方印。

    馬紹先(活躍於1899-1935),馬少宣姪兒,承繼了馬少宣內畫鼻煙壺的模式,壺一面圖畫,一面書法。壺後的題詩是出自宋朝程颢的著作《春日偶成》。
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