18 - 19 September 2014
AN OPAQUE LEMON-YELLOW BOTTLE VASE
QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER WHEEL-CUT MARK WITHIN A SQUARE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The thick-walled vase has a globular body raised on a flared foot and is surmounted by a tall, cylindrical neck. The glass is of soft lemon-yellow color.
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high
Mrs. Mary J. Morgan Collection, New York, sold in 1886.
Mrs. S.D. Warren Collection; Beacon Art Gallery, Boston, 1902, lot 306. Curtis Family Collection, Manchester, Massachusetts.
Imperial Oriental Art, New York, 1998.
Hugh W. Greenberg (1930-2013) Collection, Franklin, Michigan.
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