Superb Chinese Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottle, Signed LeSan, Circa 1890
This is a superb flat, tapered downward, Chinese Snuff Bottle made with clear glass. It is painted from the inside with bright colors. It depicts on one side a seated Lady with a fan who is outdoors in a garden. The other side shows a mountain landscape that is very popular with this 19th century master painter. This particular work was made sometime between 1890 and 1900. It comes with a white and red domed glass top.
Other similar examples of LeSan's work are shown in photos number 6 and 7. Wonderful preserved condition.
Height: 2.60 inches (6.6cm)
Width: 1.90 inches (4.8cm)
Thickness: 0.81 inches (2.1cm)
Weight: 1.6 ounces