Subject:Large Rock Crystal Chinese Interior Painted Snuff Bottle, Unamrked
Posted By: Kevin Tue, Mar 28, 2017 IP: 184.108.40.206
This is an early and well used rock crystal bottle, with skillfully painted detail in depth and coloration. The floral landscapes shed a purplish tint. Unusual with this level of painting, large size and material choice in that there is not a mark anywhere, giving credit to the artist or studio, or even a date
As unmarked on this scale, it would appear to have been a custom made piece, possibly for a court member, or possibly for the artist's own use, rather than from one who was practicing on a quartz bottle, and not a less costly glass bottle and leaving off the marks as such. A professional hired to paint a bottle like this would have only done what was required, leaving off the artistic credit, studio name etc.
I am interested in learning more from members on the early IP bottles done to this scale, material choice and depth of painting which are unmarked.
Concave lip, convex foot surrounded by a beveled foot rim,
Ht: 3 1/4" ; 8.3cm