Title: Falling Petals and Fishes
rock crystal, of ovid form with flat lip and recessed foot, the interior skillfully painted with black ink of subtly varied shade, depicting a placid scene of fish swimming amid water grasses; with a painted red seal mark; both sides signed Su Fengyi
the most popular contemporary Chinese inside-painting snuff bottle artist in the world
Artist: Mr. Su Fengyi (b. 1060)
FOOTNOTES: Su Fengyi, born in Hebei Provence in 1960, is a recognized contemporary snuff bottle artist who is best known for his skill in painting animals, plants, and birds. As one of the best traditional artists of the new generation in China, Su Fengyi has developed a sophisticated style of inside painting, transforming a small space with an austere, simple, and serene elegance.