A Rock Crystal Interior-Painted Snuff Bottle, Ye Xiaofeng, of flattened globular form, having finely painted interior of an exotic bird on a pine trunk looking up at its mate, the reverse depicting two swallows in flight above a flowering bank, signed. Height 2 3/4 inches. Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Property from a Private Chicago Collection
Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1983, Lot 192.
Notes: For similar example see Bob C. Stevens, op. cit., nos. 870 & 871.
Item in overall good condition with light surface scratching, having one flaw in the stone on the shoulder near the neck, possibly a repaired hole, lacking scoop.
A Rock Crystal Interior-Painted Snuff Bottle, Ye Xiaofeng, Height 2 3/4 inches.