Inside painted crystal snuff bottle - Ladies riding horses, by Ye Zhongsan

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Of squared form carved with panels, painted inside with a continuous scene of ladies mounted on horses in a garden setting, to one side a couple of males looking.

Description

Of squared form carved with panels, painted inside with a continuous scene of ladies mounted on horses in a garden setting, to one side a couple of males looking. Inscribed «Xihuchu, painted by Ye Zhongsan in 1917».
The story on this bottle is from an episode from Book V of «Liaozhai» (Strange Tales from Make-do Studio) by Pu Sungling.

Period
1917
Height
5,6 cm
Provenance
Millon & Jutheau – Paris, Drouot - february 1989 – lot n°81 - Illustrated. Private Collection, Paris.

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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