Baltimore: International Snuff Bottle Society, 1997. Hardcover. 8.8 x 11.25", 183 pp., 106 color illustrations, cloth, d.j. Item #138
This volume is a biography and study of Ma Shaoxuan by his grandson Ma Zengshan. It is an important personal narrative recounting his life and career by a grandson who provides details about his background, date of birth, training and education, the origin of his art name and the seals he used, his attraction to inside-painted portrait bottles and the choice of calligraphic texts that appear on the reverse of so many different types of bottles.