An inside-painted glass 'fish and insects' snuff bottle
Bi Rongjiu Finely painted to the interior with a scene featuring seven gold fish on one side, the reverse with cicadas and butterflies, the top left corner with kaishu inscriptions, signature and painted seal mark of the artist. 6.4cm high.
The inscription reads 'imitating the spirit of Xin Lou Shan Ren's painting, Rongjiu". Hua Yan (1682-1756), also named Xin Lou Shan Ren, was a famous Qing dynasty painter, particularly proficient at landscape paintings, bird and flower paintings and also figural paintings.
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