An Inside Painted Rock Crystal Snuff Bottle
SIGNED MA SHAOXUAN, DATED DINGYOU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1897
of flattened rectangular form, finely painted on one side showing two sisters, Daqiao and Erqiao seated in a day bed, reading, the reverse decorated with painted paper fans and calligrpahy, signed Ma Shaoxuan, dated the sixth month in the summer of the dingyou year, corresponding to 1897, with one seal, Shaoxuan, coral stopper.
Height 2 3/4 in., 7 cm.
Provenance: Acquired from the Collection of Eugene D. Buchanan, circa 1977
James Graham & Sons, New York, New York, 1958
Barend Van Gerbig Collection, New Canaan, Connecticut
Property from a Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois