TWO INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES 20th century (2)

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Lot 209
TWO INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
20th century

Sold for US$ 5,075 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

TWO INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
20th century
The first painted to one side with a scene of two boys with fighting crickets while a third watches and holds a cricket cage, the other side dated jisi (1929), inscribed with a poem by the Song dynasty poet Cai Que, signed Ma Shaoxian with one painted seal reading Shaoxian; the second with one side of the interior painted with the immortal Liu Hai playfully teasing his three-legged toad, the other side dated yisi (1905) and inscribed with a poem about the immortal, signed Ma Shaoxuan with one painted seal reading Shaoxuan.
2 1/2in (6.4cm) high, the taller (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The first:
    Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Louis E. Wolferz
    Sotheby's, New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles, from the Mei Ling Collection, 15 March 1984, lot 330
    The second:
    Alice B. McReynolds Collection
    Sotheby's, Los Angeles, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the collection of Alice B McReynolds, 31 October 1984, lot 178
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TWO INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES 20th century (2)
TWO INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES 20th century (2)
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