Chinese glass from the collection of Robert Chilcott, West Vancouver, purchased in the 1950s/60s (lots 637-641)
Two ruby-red glass 'hibiscus and grapes' bowls
Mid Qing dynasty Each rising from a circular foot, tapering outwards to an everted mouthrim, one with the exterior carved with four stylised stalks of hibiscus blossoms, the other with four strands of grapes issuing from leafy veins. 15.3cm diam. (2).
For other examples of ruby red translucent glass bowls, see 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.230-231, no.79 and pp.234-235, no.81.
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