An inside-painted glass 'Guanyin' snuff bottle By Ma Shaoxian, dated bingwu year, corresponding to 1906 | 丙午（1906年） 馬紹先作玻璃內畫觀音菩薩像鼻煙壺
30,000 - 50,000 HKD
Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection 雪月藏中國鼻煙壺
30,000 - 50,000 HKD
Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection
An inside-painted glass 'Guanyin' snuff bottle
By Ma Shaoxian, dated bingwu year, corresponding to 1906
with tourmaline stopper, Ma Shaoxuan mark
Good condition with minute nibbles at the rim
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Robert Kleiner, 'The Tuyet Nguyet Collection of Snuff Bottles and Saucers', Arts of Asia, November-December 1998, no. 65.
Robert Kleiner，〈The Tuyet Nguyet Collection of Snuff Bottles and Saucers〉，《Arts of Asia》，1998年11/12月，編號 65
Christopher Sin, Humphrey Hui, and Po Ming Kwong, ed., A Congregation of Snuff Bottle Connoisseurs: An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1996, cat. no. 294.
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. 356.
Although signed with his uncle Ma Shaoxuan's name, close comparison with other known bottles by Ma Shaoxian clearly reveals it to be his work. See for example, another inside-painted glass bottle dated to 1904, with very similar composition of Guanyin, originally in the collection of Bob Stevens, illustrated in Bob C. Stevens, The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, no. 212, and sold at Sotheby's Honolulu, 7th November 1981, lot 212 and again in these rooms, 5th May 1994, lot 1579.