View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1045. An inside-painted glass 'chickens' snuff bottle  By Ziyizi, signed Zhou Leyuan, dated xinmao year, corresponding to 1891 | 辛卯(1891年) 自怡子作玻璃內畫錦雞紋鼻煙壺 《周樂元》款.
1045

An inside-painted glass 'chickens' snuff bottle By Ziyizi, signed Zhou Leyuan, dated xinmao year, corresponding to 1891 | 辛卯(1891年) 自怡子作玻璃內畫錦雞紋鼻煙壺 《周樂元》款

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection 雪月藏中國鼻煙壺

An inside-painted glass 'chickens' snuff bottle By Ziyizi, signed Zhou Leyuan, dated xinmao year, corresponding to 1891 | 辛卯(1891年) 自怡子作玻璃內畫錦雞紋鼻煙壺 《周樂元》款

An inside-painted glass 'chickens' snuff bottle By Ziyizi, signed Zhou Leyuan, dated xinmao year, corresponding to 1891 | 辛卯(1891年) 自怡子作玻璃內畫錦雞紋鼻煙壺 《周樂元》款

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 HKD

Lot sold:

16,380

HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection

An inside-painted glass 'chickens' snuff bottle

By Ziyizi, signed Zhou Leyuan, dated xinmao year, corresponding to 1891

雪月藏中國鼻煙壺

辛卯(1891年) 自怡子作玻璃內畫錦雞紋鼻煙壺 《周樂元》款


with coral stopper

6.4 cm

The interior base with a star crack.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Tina Yee-wan Pang ed., Heavenly Creations, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collections of Anthony Cheung, Humphrey Hui, Po-ming Kwong, Tuyet Nguyet and Christopher Sin, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2005, cat. no. 320.

彭綺雲,《天地造化:鍾棋偉、許建勳、鄺溥銘、雪月及冼祖謙藏中國鼻煙壺》,香港大學美術博物館,香港,2005年,編號320

Although signed by Zhou Leyuan, close comparison of the bottle with other known works clearly demonstrates it to be a rare creation of Ziyizi. See, for instance, the same precise style and composition of the landscape on an inside-painted rock-crystal snuff bottle by Ziyizi, dated 1898, from the Mary and George Bloch collection, sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 25th May 2011, lot 65.