25 September 2020
A TRANSLUCENT SAPPHIRE-BLUE GLASS 'MALLET' VASE
QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER WHEEL-CUT MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The vase has a dome-shaped body and a tall, cylindrical neck rising to a lipped rim. The glass is of sapphire-blue color.
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, 28-29 October 1994, lot 134.
Alvin Lo, Hong Kong, 1996.
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A similar translucent blue glass vase of similar shape, but of slightly smaller size (7 ½ in.), also with a Qianlong mark, sold at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1595.
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