A rare yellow and red overlay glass bottle vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong seal mark
Lot 636
A rare yellow and red overlay glass bottle vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong seal mark
Sold for HK$ 400,000 (US$ 51,604) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare yellow and red overlay glass bottle vase Qing dynasty, Qianlong seal mark
Various Owners
A rare yellow and red overlay glass bottle vase
Qing dynasty, Qianlong seal mark
Of globular form tapering to a slender cylindrical neck, finely carved through the red overlay with a continuous scene of twelve magpies swaying amongst two plum blossom trees and lingzhi sprigs issuing from rockworks, all beneath a band of downward leaf lappets at the rim, the base with a four-character zhuanshu seal mark.
23cm high.

Footnotes

  • The current lot demonstrates the skillful technique of the master glass carver. The glass bottle vase is well-fired, with a rich egg-yolk yellow colour, complemented by an intensely deep ruby red glass overlay at the exterior. The red glass overlay has been skilfully carved in multiple levels, allowing the different thicknesses to create various densities of red, hence displaying an even livelier and realistic workmanship.

    A blue overlay glass bottle vase of comparable form of dragon design dated to the Qianlong period, see Luster of Autumn Water. Glass of the Qing Imperial Workshop, Beijing, 2004, pp.222-223, no.67.

    清 黃地套紅玻璃喜上眉梢天球瓶 「乾隆年製」篆書款
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