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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1832

    AN UNUSUAL CARVED LARGE OPAQUE PINK GLASS BOWL

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL CARVED LARGE OPAQUE PINK GLASS BOWL
    QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER INCISED MARK WITHIN DOUBLE-SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The rounded sides rising to an everted mouth rim, crisply carved with a band of stylised lotus blossoms borne on a scrolling vine issuing pointed leaves in shallow relief within incised double lines, supported on a slightly flaring foot ring
    11¼ in. (28.7 cm.) diam.



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    Compare with a slightly smaller amber glass bowl sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 26 April 1998, lot 553, and sold again, 29 May 2007, lot 1650.

    The shape of the bowl is most probably inspired by painted or moulded porcelain examples, such as the Yongzheng-marked yellow-glazed bowl with a relief moulded border of archaistic dragons from the Christina Lok Balsara Collection sold in these Rooms, 19 January 1988, lot 270, and included in the Exhibition of Important Chinese Ceramics from the Robert Chang Collection, Christie's London, 1993, catalogue, no. 56, together with a related bowl, the moulded dragons reserved in pale turquoise, no. 112.