The artist and their Masterpieces







About the Artist

Wang Tie Min was born in 1983 in Hebei Heng Shui. Wang likes art since he was a young boy, especially Chinese painting and calligraphy.

In 1999, Tie Min came to know about Inside Painting. He enthusiastically joined Master Kang Zhan Ying as an apprentice to learn the basic of Inside Painting. After a year of apprenticeship, Wang enrolled into the Wang Xi San Inside Painting School and came under the stewardship of Master Wang Hai Li.

Wang Tie Min initially specializes in animal painting. His is particularly good at a special technique of painting the fur. His favor subject are animals like Panda and Wolves. Tie Min is also talented in Calligraphy and has recent years decided to concentrate his effort in the calligraphy arena. Since then, Wang Tie Min has improved in leap and bounce in his calligraphy skill. He is best at writing with the running script and proficient in writing with the Seal script. Tie Min is also talented in writing poems and rhapsody of more than 600 words in running script. These bottles are highly sort after by collectors now.

In 2015, Wang officially joined Master Dong Xue and has trained full time under Master Dong since then. Wang has since produces numerous masterpieces like The Heart Sutra, Teng King Article and The Lan Pavilion Article. His work in running script are being collected by collectors locally and in United States, Singapore, Israel and many parts of the world.

Wang Tie Min is the next big name in inside painted calligraphy snuff bottle. At the current moment, there are no a lot of artist specializing in calligraphy. Tie Min special talent will set him apart from the rest of the artists in time to come.

A Sunny Afternoon with Beer and Snuff Bottles

A Sunny Afternoon with Beer and Snuff Bottles

A Sunny Afternoon with Beer and Snuff Bottles

Take a carefree, sunny afternoon in Singapore, add a couple of beers plus 40-50 inside painted snuff bottles from the old master like Ye ZhongSan to modern master like Zhang Yong and Lee RuChen. You will get a fantastic art appreciation afternoon that every art lover will remember.

Recently, that’s an afternoon I spend with J.R. and his friend Prisca. They are holidaying in Singapore and decided to meet up to see my snuff bottles. Snuff bottles are a microcosm of all the arts of China, its jewel-like quality: small, beautiful, intricate and ease to handle makes them a unique artifact that you can hold in your palm to enjoy and appreciate.

For the meeting, I brought along master pieces from Ye ZhongSan, Wang XiSan, Chen RunPu, ZhangYong and Lee RuChen. We lined up the bottles according to the year that they are painted and admired the progression of different painting techniques, from bamboo tip brush to modern painting tools, used by masters of different era. It was definitely a feast for the eyes !

Prisca is a creative ceramic artist from Indonesia and she shared a couple of her beautiful creation with different modern glazing and firing methods and techniques.

At the end of the day, we enjoy ourselves talking over art and our collections of snuff bottles. J.R. also walk away happily with some great snuff bottles at an unbeatable price………

J.R. Hope that you will always enjoy those beautiful bottles that you brought home! THANKS for the Afternoon!



It was a pleasure to meet you and spending time together regarding the snuff bottles.  Your collection you shared was very nice indeed!

I look forward to getting the narrative for each bottle, when you get an opportunity.  It was an unexpected surprise to get the calligraphy bottle!  I forgot to ask what style of script it was?

I’m truly thrilled with all the bottles!  Additionally, thank you for the presentation boards and individual boxes.




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