An inside-painted glass 'birds and sampan' snuff bottle Ding Erzhong, dated 1898
Lot 89
An inside-painted glass 'birds and sampan' snuff bottle Ding Erzhong, dated 1898
Sold for HK$ 437,500 (US$ 56,451) inc. premium
Lot Details
An inside-painted glass 'birds and sampan' snuff bottle
Ding Erzhong, dated 1898
The body of compressed rectangular form with slightly sloping shoulders, both sides of the interior intricately painted with a landscape scene, one side with two figures and two young attendants on a sampan, the reverse side with three quails under a tree, both sides with kaishu inscriptions and two painted seal marks of the artist.
6.4cm high.

Footnotes

  • The inscription details how Ding is imitating the brushstrokes of Dan Qiusheng, the courtesy name of the Yuan dynasty artist Ke Jiusi (1290-1343). Ke Jiusi worked at the Imperial court, specialising in appraising painting and calligraphy. He is renowned for compositions of bamboo in ink, but could also paint landscape and 'flower and bird' paintings.

    1898年 丁二仲 玻璃內畫雙鳥歸巢圖鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,滑肩,橢圓形圈足。一面繪雙鵪鶉歸巢,餵養初燕,樹石纏綿重疊,以對角式構圖,用色雅淡,上題「偉卿大兄大人清玩,仿丹邱生法。戊戌(1898),二仲。」,下畫「丁」字白文方印,另一面繪月下崖壁雅士們舟遊,上題「赤壁担遊。二仲。」,下畫「丁」白文方印。

    丹邱生是元代畫家柯九思(1290-1343),他曾為元文宗置奎章閣,為內府書畫鑑識,以畫墨竹最為有名,又畫山水花鳥。
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