AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL 'QIAO SISTERS' SNUFF BOTTLE     Ma Shaoxuan
Lot 8018¤
AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL 'QIAO SISTERS' SNUFF BOTTLE
Ma Shaoxuan
Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium

Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles

13 Nov 2017, 10:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL 'QIAO SISTERS' SNUFF BOTTLE     Ma Shaoxuan AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL 'QIAO SISTERS' SNUFF BOTTLE     Ma Shaoxuan AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL 'QIAO SISTERS' SNUFF BOTTLE     Ma Shaoxuan
AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL 'QIAO SISTERS' SNUFF BOTTLE
Ma Shaoxuan
One side of the interior painted with a scene of the 'Two Qiao Sisters' seated on a bench with cracked-ice railings, reading a book, with one seal reading Ma Guangjia yin, the other side inscribed with a dedication to Peifu and a poem referencing the sisters, followed with a signature reading Ma Shaoxuan and a seal reading Shaoxuan.
2 1/2in (6.3cm) high

Footnotes

  • 馬少宣 水晶內畫二喬觀書鼻煙壺

    A similar bottle from the Bloch collection was sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 1 June 2015, lot 105 and illustrated in Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 4, Hong Kong, 2000, no. 578.
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