An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century
Lot 5193
An opalescent white glass handled cup 17th century
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 3,000
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An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century An opalescent white glass handled cup  17th century
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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 opalescent white glass handled cup
17th century
Made to imitate a jade libation cup, the rounded body decorated to its exterior in relief with two opposing shou roundels separated by a pair of dragon loop handles and additional shou characters, its lightly flared foot in hexagonal format.
4 3/4in (12.3cm) across handles

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Alan Hartman, New York, 1980s

    Similarly executed examples appear in several collections: one from the Gadient's Collection Treasures of Chinese Glass Work Shops, Selections from the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection, Asiantique, Winter Park, Florida, 1997, no. 6, p. 21; and another from A Chorus of Colors, Chinese Glass from Three American Collections, Clarence Shangraw and Claudia Brown, exhibition catalogue, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995, no. 16, p. 42.

    For another example see Christie's, Hong Kong, 2010, sale 2831, lot 2911.
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