A set of four inside-painted glass 'Communist leaders' snuff bottles Dong Xue, instructed by Wang Xisan, dated 1988
Lot 195
A set of four inside-painted glass 'Communist leaders' snuff bottles Painted by Dong Xue, inscribed by Wang Xisan, dated 1988
Sold for HK$ 162,500 (US$ 20,955) inc. premium
Lot Details
A set of four inside-painted glass 'Communist leaders' snuff bottles
Painted by Dong Xue, inscribed by Wang Xisan, dated 1988
Each brilliantly painted depicting a Communist leader: Mao Zedong (1893-1976); Zhu De (1886-1976), Liu Shaoji (1898-1969) and Zhou Enlai (1898-1976), one side with the individual at a younger age in black monochrome, the other side with the same figure but depicted at an older age in various colours, all with kaishu inscriptions, signatures and painted seal marks of the artist.
6.2cm high. (4).

Footnotes

  • This set has been shown to Wang Xisan, who has confirmed that he wrote the inscription, and Dong Xue painted the bottles.

    1988年 董雪 玻璃內畫中國四大元帥鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁前形,滑肩,橢圓形圈足。四個壺分別畫了毛澤東(1893-1976)、朱德(1886-1976)、劉少奇(1898-1969)及周恩來(1898-1976)肖像,一面繪他們年輕時期風華正茂,另一面則繪是他們較為年長時樣貌,人物畫工精緻,栩栩如生,唯妙唯肖,四件作品皆有落款,表示繪於1988年,都是在王習三的指導下繪畫的。
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