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 on: October 19, 2018, 09:00:39 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by Rube

Could it be Tang Zichaun?



 on: October 19, 2018, 08:58:32 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by forestman
Hi George,

The reverse is a still life, flowers in pots type, pretty standard subject but looks poorly done although the label and snuff stains aren't helping.

I wasn't meaning to imply that I thought different artists may have painted the front and back, more that there was a discrepancy between the front and back in quality.

Regards, Adrian.

 on: October 19, 2018, 03:29:02 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by George
Another nice find Adrian..

Can not tell exactly what the painting on the back is...

I did not know that 19th and early 20th artists were known to have painted within the same bottles like Modern and Very Modern artists do.

 on: October 19, 2018, 03:24:06 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by George
Way to go Adrian.. !

What is the mark ?

 on: October 19, 2018, 03:21:04 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by forestman
This is from a collection of which many of the bottles were bought from Robert Kleiner. They aren't the best pictures so I may try again when I am back at home !

Glass bottles don't seem to be selling well at present and this was the second time this was offered at the same auction house having been passed at the first auction and offered at a much lower estimate at the second to try and drum up interest but was passed again so I bought it after the auction at well below the price the auctioneer had expected it to sell for  Grin

Regards, Adrian.

 on: October 19, 2018, 03:09:05 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by forestman
Adding another Zhou Leyuan signed bottle but the reverse is too poorly executed to be by him and is not reminiscent of Yan Yutian either. The front is painted better and is a subject Zhou Leyuan painted. Any other suggestions as to an artist ?

Regards, Adrian

 on: October 16, 2018, 05:57:05 am 
Started by George - Last post by Wattana

I like the globe feature that has been added, too!

I only just noticed the globe feature.
Thanks George. Love it...!


 on: October 10, 2018, 11:04:12 am 
Started by snuffmke - Last post by Rube

Whatever it is, I like it!   For what it's worth, referencing A New Look of Chinese Painted Snuff Bottles, there are many examples of Dong Xue's work.  Any examples where he paints English words, they are shown slightly more formal and italicized, unlike this example.



 on: October 10, 2018, 10:09:34 am 
Started by snuffmke - Last post by snuffmke
Some interesting perspectives here. Keep in mind that these pictures were shot through a loupe with an iPhone 8 Plus camera, not a professional macro lens. While the photos might look "soft" to some, that's really not the case when you see it in person. The detail picture of my grandfather's face may be slightly out of focus, which would contribute to the blurriness of course. I do, however, think I captured the detail on my grandmother's scarf pretty well. It is not soft at all. The colors are quite vivid and distinct.

I can't really speak to the calligraphy from Dong Xue as the examples in the url are far too small to evaluate.


 on: October 10, 2018, 05:28:46 am 
Started by George - Last post by Rube

I like the globe feature that has been added, too!



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