Glass, rich transparent green carved from a glass block with two chilongs carved on each side with tails curling under to form the footrim. Painted on the inside with two horses grazing under a tree and on other side two horses under an inscription, painted by Ye Zhongsan. 

Bottle 1750-1820 painted 1898


Private North American collection
Robert Hall, January 2007

Derek Shepherd, The Heriot Collection: Volume II, 2023, fig 91

This is a unique combination – a fabulous Palace workshop bottle subsequently painted by the master Ye Zhongsan who has chosen as his subject the Castiglione inspired scene of horses

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