AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898
Lot 105
AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE
Ma Shaoxuan, 1898
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Lot Details
AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898 AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE Ma Shaoxuan, 1898
AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE
Ma Shaoxuan, 1898
One face of the interior painted with a katydid resting on the leaf of a Chinese cabbage with a cluster of narcissus in the background, dated Guangxu wuxu xia siyue xiahuan (1898, summer, latter half of the fourth month), signed and painted with one seal reading Shaoxuan, the other side inscribed with four poetic verses, each executed in regular, running, clerical and archaic script.
2 5/8in (6.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • 1898年 馬少宣水晶內畫蟈蟈白菜圖鼻煙壺

    落款
    時在光緒戊戌夏四月下浣 馬少宣作於京師

    Provenance
    Private Cincinnati Collection, 2014

    The four verses inscribed on one face of the present lot are inscribed on another bottle by Ma Shaoxuan illustrated in Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol.4, part II, Hong Kong, 2000, no. 594, and discussed on p.412.
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