An inside-painted glass 'ducks and aquatic plants' snuff bottle Yan Yutian, dated 1918
Lot 47
An inside-painted glass 'ducks and aquatic plants' snuff bottle Yan Yutian, dated 1918
Sold for HK$ 56,250 (US$ 7,254) inc. premium
Lot Details
An inside-painted glass 'ducks and aquatic plants' snuff bottle
Yan Yutian, dated 1918
Of compressed rectangular form with gently curved shoulders surmounted by a slightly flared cylindrical neck, the interior finely painted with a continuous scene of three ducks splashing around and three additional birds resting in a lotus pond.
6.1cm high.

Footnotes

  • Yan Yutian (active 1894-1919), is believed to be a Manchu, but little is known of his life. His painting style, however, was very distinguished, drawing without contour line.. For another inside-painted 'ducks in aquatic scene' snuff bottle by Yan, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.4, Inside-Painted, Hong Kong, 2000, pp.468-469, no.617.

    1918年 閻玉田 玻璃內畫荷塘水鴨鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,圓肩,橢圓形足圈。通景畫荷塘水鴨及水鳥,自由自在,取沒骨法繪畫,用色淡雅,墨葉橘花,上題「戌午(1918)玉田閰氏作」,下畫「玉田」白文隨形印。

    閻玉田(活躍於1894-1919),傳滿洲人,現今的資料對其生平不詳,但其個人風格鮮明,多以沒骨法繪畫,書法比較弱,其他通景畫荷塘水鴨鼻煙壺例子可參考莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection 》,第4冊,第二部份,頁468-469,編號617。
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