A pair of porcelain vases, each with globular body and tall cylindrical neck, covered with an even, dark, slightly irridescent apple-green crackled glaze. One of the vases has a white foot rim and is white deep inside; the other is "burned" (iron oxide) orange on the foot rim and inside. These items were made in China, in the mid Qing dynasty, during either the late 18th or 19th Century. The collector's labels on the bases carry the name W.A. Stewart who is recorded as having worked for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. These vases were purchased in a UK auction in 2003. Condition - excellent - there are some surface scratches (see enlargement 8) but there are no damages and there has been no restoration. 19cm (7.5 inches) & 20cm (7.9 inches) high.
苹果绿蟹爪纹天球瓶一对，釉面稍泛蛤蜊光。其中一只圈足和瓶内为白色；另一只圈足和瓶内为铁锈斑色。此对天球瓶作于清中期，约18或19世纪。瓶底有先前藏家W.A. Stewart的标签，据记载，W.A. Stewart曾就职于香港上海汇丰银行。我们于2003年在英国购得这对瓷瓶。