Chinese glass from the collection of Robert Chilcott, West Vancouver, purchased in the 1950s/60s (lots 637-641)
A red overlay glass 'magpies and prunus' bowl
Mid Qing dynasty The circular hollowed foot with tapering sides rising to a flared mouthrim, the exterior with red overlay finely carved with a continuous scene of a pair of magpie perching on the branches of flowering prunus issuing from rockworks. 15.7cm diam.
The motif of magpies and prunus carving on glass also appears on a pair of translucent amber-coloured glass bowls from the Andrew K.F. Lee Collection, illustrated in Elegance and Radiance. Grandeur in Qing Glass. The Andrew K.F. Lee Collection, The Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2000, pp.236-237, no.79.
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