London, South Kensington
4 November 2014
AN OPALESCENT GLASS EGG
QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER INCISED MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The egg has a smooth polished surface with a layer of translucent glass over a milky white interior with a swirled pattern of concentric circles which are faintly visible. There is a flat oval section to the body where the mark is incised, which forms the base on which it sits.
2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long, wood stand
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International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-6, no. 2744.
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