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The Interior Painted Artist Series

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« on: March 11, 2024, 11:57:28 pm »

Another bottle from the 'Artist Series'.

Ye Zhongsan                                               

Interior Painted Glass Snuff Bottle:              
Artist: Wu Yulong
Contemporary rectangular glass IPSB painted bottle with a portrait of Ye Zhongsan and the reverse features one of his painted bottles that is reflective of his distinctive style.  The reverse bottle painting representation is that of “Fish” as illustrated in “Chinse Inside Painting of the Modern Age”, page 33.  Carnelian agate cabochon stopper with a black nylon collar, and wood plug.  No base mark.  Height without stopper is 7.5 cm.

Period: Painted in 2009

Ye Zhongsan (1869 – 1945)
Ye Zhongsan was born in the late Qing Dynasty and lived in Beijing his entire life, and the generations in Ye Family were officials at that time.  Among the traditional inside painting snuff bottles, Ye Zhongsan is regarded as one of four prominent inside painters in the late Qing Dynasty.  He is as famous as Ma Shaoxuan, Zhou Leyuan, and Ding Erzhong.  Ye Zhongsan started to learn internal painting when he was 23 years old.  His early works were mainly imitating Zhou Leyuan's works, and only after well into his painting career did he develop his own painting style.  Among the painting themes, Ye Zhongsan was particularly good at "traditional figure painting" and was a rare human figure painter of the middle period.  However, to cater to the needs of collectors, Ye Zhongsan still painted landscapes, flowers, birds, etc., and most of which were imitating Zhou Leyuan's works.  His character depictions, however, is no doubt the best and classic of Ye Zhongsan works.

Ten more to go!  Charll

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Charll K Stoneman, Eureka, California USA, Collector Since 1979.

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