An opaque red glass baluster vase  Qianlong mark and period
Lot 5188
An opaque red glass baluster vase Qianlong mark and period
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium
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An opaque red glass baluster vase  Qianlong mark and period An opaque red glass baluster vase  Qianlong mark and period An opaque red glass baluster vase  Qianlong mark and period An opaque red glass baluster vase  Qianlong mark and period An opaque red glass baluster vase  Qianlong mark and period
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Glass

Property from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection

Mr. Gadient was a successful businessman who traveled extensively in Asia during the 1970's and 1980's. The Gadients' collection of Chinese glass started in Hong Kong in the early 1970's. Since their first pleasant encounter with fine Chinese glass at Charlotte Horstmann's antique gallery at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, the Gadients have devoted their passion for art collecting on Chinese glass, one of the most intriguing and sophisticated of Chinese art forms.

For more discussion about the Gadients' Chinese glass collection, see Dr. Clarence F. Shangraw's* essay written for the introduction of the 1997 exhibition catalog, entitled Treasures of Chinese Glass Workshops (Antiques, Inc., 1997). This catalog is on offer in this sale together with two other catalogs entitled Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection (lot 5384).

A large number of Chinese glasses from the Gadient collection have been exhibited at various museums in the United States. Some have been added to the museum's permanent collection. The museum exhibitions of the Gadient's Chinese glass include:

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
October 2011 – February 2012
April 2007 – April 2008

New Orleans Art Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
May 2004 – April 2005

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Florida
December 1999 – January 2000

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, Florida
January 1999 – May 1999

Daytona Art Museum, Daytona Beach, Florida
October 1998 – January 1999

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
September 1996 – January 1997

The Lentz Center of Asian Culture, Lincoln, Nebraska
October 1994 – January 1995

Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
June 1992 – September 1992
An opaque red glass baluster vase
Qianlong mark and period
Heavily built, the baluster body rising to a trumpet neck, its wide mouth finished with a flat lip and gently beveled edge, the add-on straight circular foot with slightly recessed base engraved with the four-character mark within a square; the vase of deep opaque red color, revealing layered colors to the lip, as well as texture and color variations to the interior of its mouth.
8 7/8in (22.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    purchased in the 1970s from Charlotte Horstmann at the Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

    Many Chinese glasses were designed to resemble archaic bronzes and popular porcelain prototypes. This specific example appears to be inspired by the shape of yen yen porcelain vases from the Qing dynasty.
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