An Enamel on White Glass 'Landscape' Snuff Bottle By Wang Xisan, Circa 1962-65 | 約1962-65年 王習三作料胎畫琺瑯山水圖鼻煙壺 《乾隆年製》仿款
An Enamel on White Glass 'Landscape' Snuff Bottle
By Wang Xisan, Circa 1962-65
約1962-65年 王習三作料胎畫琺瑯山水圖鼻煙壺 《乾隆年製》仿款
inscribed with a four-character Qianlong apocryphal mark, jadeite stopper
h. 4.2 cm
The snuff bottle is in good overall condition. There is a minute flaw/flake to the rim.
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Wang Xisan was taught the art of enamelling by Ye Bengqi, along with the art of painting inside bottles. He used the same technique of enamelling as Ye, first sketching the outline in black enamel and then applying layers of thinly colored enamels to build up levels of strong, vivid color. Wang did not produce a large number of enamel snuff bottles as he began to focus on the One Bottle Studio and became a teacher himself. His working period for enamels spanned a short period of time from 1962-1965.
The majority of enamelled bottles by Wang Xisan follow the style of his teacher. It is rare to find an example painted with a landscape. Another enamelled glass snuff bottle by Wang Xisan was sold in our London rooms, 29th March 1983, lot 55, and again in our New York rooms, 14th December 2010, lot 120, from the collection of Joe Grimberg (https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2010/the-joe-grimberg-collection-of-chinese-snuff-bottles-n08702/lot.120.html).