Guangxu four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period The vessel plain and undecorated, the translucent glass of sapphire blue, rising from a slightly recessed foot, the flared sides extending upwards to a gently splayed mouthrim, the base wheel-cut with a four-character mark. 10.3cm diam.
Glass production after the Qianlong era, from Jiaqing to Xuantong periods was mainly focused on monochrome colours.
For a Guangxu reign-marked turquoise green glass bowl in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Luster of Autumn Water. Glass of the Qing Imperial Workshop, Beijing, 2005, p.362, pl.181. Compare also another Guangxu reign-marked royal-blue glass bowl from the Hope Danby collection, illustrated by S. Marchant & Son, Exhibition of Chinese Glass. The Hope Danby Collection, London, 1999, p.35, no.19.
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