An inside-painted rock-crystal 'opera singers' snuff bottles
Tang Zichuan, circa 1850-1900
The body of compressed globular form flanked by ring handles issuing from lion masks, elaborately painted on the interior with a reclining opera singer on one side, the reverse with a portrait of two ladies with kaishu inscriptions detailing how it was presented to an associate politely referred to as 'elder brother'.
Chinese Works of Art
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