The artist and their Masterpieces




About the Artist

Yu Jie (宇杰), or Wang Jian Bing (王健滨), was born in 1996 at Fu Cheng (阜城). He has been interested in art since a young age and by the age of 15, Yu Jie has decided to become a full time inside painting artist. Since then, he has been learning the art of inside painting under the stewardship of Master Zhang Da Yong (张大勇).

After 5 years of intensive training under Master Zhang Da Yong, Yu Jie painting technique has improved tremendously and has become a dynamic painter that specialized in painting of figurine from the Chinese classical literature. Master Da Yong has also emphasize the important of calligraphy to him and requires him to be proficient in that aspect. He is a fast learner and is always in the process of discovering new ways of painting; expressing himself in different artistic interpretation of his subjects. Master Da Yong is always impressed by his energy and creativity. He has always express his high hope and is certain that this student of his will be an important inside painting artist in the years to come. Yu Jie's masterpieces and skill can be seen from his series of bottles that he draw the Monkey God journey to the West 《大闹天宫》, the scene from Tu Fu famous poem, Bing Che Xing 《兵车行》, and Emperor Qin Shi Wang listening to his court music 《秦王听乐》. His ability to bring his subject to life with his monochromatic painting is very impressive for a painter at this young age. At Qing Lan Snuff Bottle Retreat, we are also selectively collecting his bottles as we are certain of his ability to become a great artist in the future.

Yu Jie is currently a member of the Heng Sui Inside Painting Society.

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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