A multi colored overlay Peking vase 18th century, together with a copy of the Plesch Collection catalogue
Lot 5200
A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase 18th century
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
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A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase  18th century A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase  18th century A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase  18th century A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase  18th century A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase  18th century A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase  18th century A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase  18th century A multi colored overlay Peking vase 18th century, together with a copy of the Plesch Collection catalogue
Lot Details
Property from the Lillyman Collection
A multicolor overlaid white glass bottle vase
18th century
Standing on a spreading circular foot, the pear-shaped body supporting a long, slightly tapered neck, carved through individually applied overlays of pale transparent green, red, and brown to depict a group of sinuous chilong chasing clouds, the milky white ground and each of the overlays intricately suffused with various shades and colors including gray, pink, beige, and blue; together with a copy of the Plesch Collection catalogue, 1979.
7 1/2in (19cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex Plesch Collection;
    acquired from Sotheby's, London, 12th November 1979, Lot 74, illustrated on page 41

    A very similarly decorated white glass vase of slightly larger size, dated 18th century, from the Shorenstein Collection, is illustrated on the cover and p.104 of A Chorus of Colors, Chinese Glass from Three American Collections, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995. The vase was later sold by Christie's, Hong Kong, 1 December 2010, sale 2831, lot 2940.

    Another example of baluster was published in the Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum exhibition, Elegance and Radiance. Grandeur in Qing Glass. The Andrew K.F. Lee Collection (Hong Kong, 2000), cat. no. 25, pp. 326-7.
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