An inside-painted glass 'landscape' snuff bottle Attributed to Gan Xuanwen, 1796-1850
Lot 87
An inside-painted rock-crystal 'landscape' snuff bottle Attributed to Gan Xuanwen, circa 1796-1850
Sold for HK$ 43,750 (US$ 5,632) inc. premium

Lot Details
An inside-painted glass 'landscape' snuff bottle Attributed to Gan Xuanwen, 1796-1850 An inside-painted glass 'landscape' snuff bottle Attributed to Gan Xuanwen, 1796-1850 An inside-painted glass 'landscape' snuff bottle Attributed to Gan Xuanwen, 1796-1850 An inside-painted glass 'landscape' snuff bottle Attributed to Gan Xuanwen, 1796-1850
An inside-painted rock-crystal 'landscape' snuff bottle
Attributed to Gan Xuanwen, circa 1796-1850
The rectangular shaped body with slightly slanted shoulders rising to a cylindrical neck, the interior finely painted with a figure in contemplation amidst a traditional landscape scene, the reverse inscribed in kaishu with a poem describing the landscape.
5.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, jointly presented by Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors Study Group and the Urban Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October to 26 November 1977

    Illustrated:
    Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, p.85
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.111, pl.269

    For another inside-painted 'landscape' snuff bottle with similar calligraphy, signed by the artist, see the example illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.4, Inside-Painted, Hong Kong, 2000, pp.64-65, no.454.

    約1796-1850 (傳)甘烜文 水晶內繪山水題詩鼻煙壺

    展覽:
    香港中國鼻煙壺收藏家學會、香港市政局聯辦,《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,1977年10月15日至11月26日

    出版:
    Paul Braga, 《Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors》, Arts of Asia, 1976年11-12月, 頁85
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁111,圖版269

    壺呈長方形,高頸,歛足。壺一面開光繪有淡設色山水,川流不息,一高士在河上垂釣;另一面開光以隸書書風,題上「風弄竹聲,只道金佩響。月移花影,疑是玉人來。」壺兩側開光分別繪有竹石圖及松石圖。

    甘烜文(活躍於清嘉慶至道光年間,1796-1850) ,嶺南派鼻煙壺大師,一般見其鼻煙壺作品皆繪於長方形帶開光之水晶壺中,喜以淡設色山水為主題,配以草書或隸書字句,各種特徵與本壺相符,雖本壺沒有落款,但相信是出於甘烜文之手的。
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