An inside-painted 'fishes and insects' snuff bottle Bi Rongjiu
Lot 185
An inside-painted glass 'fish and insects' snuff bottle Bi Rongjiu
Sold for HK$ 40,000 (US$ 5,160) inc. premium

Lot Details
An inside-painted 'fishes and insects' snuff bottle Bi Rongjiu An inside-painted 'fishes and insects' snuff bottle Bi Rongjiu An inside-painted 'fishes and insects' snuff bottle Bi Rongjiu An inside-painted 'fishes and insects' snuff bottle Bi Rongjiu An inside-painted 'fishes and insects' snuff bottle Bi Rongjiu
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.

Footnotes

  • 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.

    畢榮九 玻璃內畫蟲魚圖鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,滑肩,橢圓形圈足。一面繪畫魚澡圖,三條金魚及一些小魚兒在水草間游來游去,上題「仿新羅山人筆意。榮九氏。」,下畫一枚未可辨識之印;另一面繪畫了大自然中的蟬、蝴蝶及飛蟲,用筆仔細,意境清雅。

    華喦(1682-1756),號新羅山人,清代著名畫家,山水、花鳥、人物皆精,是一位全面的畫家。
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