19 - 20 September 2013
TWO SMALL RUBY GLASS FACETED BOTTLE VASES
QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER WHEEL-CUT MARKS WITHIN SQUARES AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The body of each vase is cut with eight slightly concave facets that continue up the slightly tapering neck as well as on the foot. One vase is of deep, ruby color. The other is of a more cherry-red color, and is raised on a slightly higher foot than the first.
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high (2)
Sotheby's New York, 26 November 1991, lot 366.
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Two similar ruby glass vases with Qianlong marks are illustrated in Elegance and Radiance: grandeur in Qing glass, the Andrew K.F. Lee Collection, Hong Kong: Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 121 and 123, nos. 19 and 20.
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