A blue glass 'aventurine-imitation' bottle vase Qing dynasty, 18th century

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Lot 216
A blue glass 'aventurine-imitation' bottle vase
Qing dynasty, 18th century

Sold for HK$ 50,400 (US$ 6,424) inc. premium
A blue glass 'aventurine-imitation' bottle vase
Qing dynasty, 18th century
The globular body supported on a short foot and surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, of a rich blue colour enhanced with irregular splashes of sparkling metal particles in imitation of aventurine.
19cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    A & J Speelman Ltd., London, 12 January 1987.

    Illustrated 出版:
    C.Brown & D.Rabiner, Clear As Crystal, Red As Flame: Later Chinese Glass, China House Gallery, China Institute in America, New York, 1990, cat. no.28
    Glass for K'ang Hsi's Court, Arts of Asia, Sept-Oct 1991, p.133
    A Chorus of Colors, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1995, pp.64-65, no.36
    E.B.Curtis, Notes on Qing Glassmaking, Journal of Glass Studies vol.39, Corning Museum of Glass 1997, no. 2
    E.B.Curtis, A Plan of the Emperor's Glassworks, Arts Asiatiques tome 56-2001, p.86, fig.6
    E.B.Curtis, Pure Brightness Shines Everywhere: The Glass of China, Ashgate, 2004, p.64, fig.7.4

    清 十八世紀 仿灑金星藍玻璃長頸瓶

    來源:
    於1987年1月12日購自倫敦A & J Speelman Ltd.

    Aventurine glass was made in seventeenth century Venice and later in other European glasshouses. Gold-flecked blue glass is mentioned in the Palace records in Beijing as early as 1705.
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