A Chinese inside painted 'Zhong Kui' glass snuff bottle Sun Xingwu, Beijing, dated 1899

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Lot 159A
A Chinese inside painted 'Zhong Kui' glass snuff bottle
Sun Xingwu, Beijing, dated 1899

Sold for AU$ 5,124 (US$ 3,746) inc. premium
A Chinese inside painted 'Zhong Kui' glass snuff bottle
Sun Xingwu, Beijing, dated 1899
7.8cm

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby's Hong Kong, 12 September 1986
    Purchased at Y.F. Yang & Company in the late 1980s and early 1990s

    Sun Xingwu appears to have painted for only a short time, between 1894-1900. His works are almost always well painted, with a genuine control of the medium.
    Compare a similar bottle, see Snuff Bottles from The Mary & George Bloch Collection: Part V, Bonhams Hong Kong, 27 May 2012, Lot 91, and Snuff Bottles from The Mary & George Bloch Collection: Part VIII, Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2014, Lot 1071

    孙星五 '钟馗•秋红早渡'玻璃內畫鼻煙壺 一八九九年作
    款识:已亥中秋写于京师为联捷二兄大人政 弟孙星五
    來源:香港苏富比1986年9月12日
    八十年代至九十年代初購於香港Y.F. Yang & Company

    孫星五似乎只在1894至1900年短暫的十幾年間做內畫。歷時雖短,質量頗精。市面見到的孫星五作品,有略飾渲染的山水及其貌不揚的鍾馗。比較相似作品,見瑪麗及莊智博鼻煙壺珍藏:第五部分,香港邦瀚斯2012年5月27日,拍品91號,及瑪麗及莊智博鼻煙壺珍藏:第八部分,香港蘇富比2014年5月26日,拍品1071號
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A Chinese inside painted 'Zhong Kui' glass snuff bottle Sun Xingwu, Beijing, dated 1899
A Chinese inside painted 'Zhong Kui' glass snuff bottle Sun Xingwu, Beijing, dated 1899
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