Asian Antiques from China, Japan & Korea
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1176388 (stock #1176388)
Asiantiques
SOLD
Late 18th to early 19th century
Height: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.)
Diameter: 6 ½ in. (16.6 cm.)

A translucent ‘chicken fat’ yellow glass bowl modeled in the form of a large lotus leaf with a scalloped rim folding over the edge of the lotus leaf, the outer wall carved and incised with a continuous scene of lotus blossoms, leaves and pods, the stalks of the plant forming the elegant foot.

According to Theresa Bartholomew, a clump of lotus represents “firm roots and luxuriant branches, or May your business have a firm foundation and may it flourish.” See Bartholomew (2006), 6.25.1. For similar pieces in green and blue glass, see Brown (1995), cat. no. 100 and 101.

Provenance: acquired in Hong Kong in the early 1970’s

Exhibited: Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, April 7, 2007 – April 6, 2008

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 42

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1096525 (stock #1096525)
Asiantiques
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18th century
Diameter: 6 5/8 in. (17.3 cm.)
Height: 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.)

An elegant, transparent ruby red bowl with deep flaring walls, resting on a slightly tapered foot, the interior with sparse crizzling.

Provenance:
Sun Yatsen (1866-1925)
Charles Erskine Scott (C.E.S) Wood (1852-1944)
Willys R. Peck (1882-1952), thereafter to his daughter
Jadestone

The provenance of this bowl can be traced back to C.E.S Wood, an American author and artist, who presumably purchased it in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. In 1912, the famous Chinese political leader Sun Yatsen gave the bowl to U.S. Consulate Willys R. Peck. This is an important year, which marks the end of the Qing dynasty to the profit of the Republic of China, and Sun Yatsen was elected as its first provisional president. Willys Peck was born in China of American parents, and embraced a diplomatic career in the Far East, especially China. Mr. Peck passed on the bowl to his daughter, who decided to part with it at the age of 97.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 04

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1096522 (stock #1096522)
Asiantiques
$10,000.00
Qianlong mark and of the period, 1736-1795
Diameter at the shoulder: 5 ¼ in. (13.2 cm.)
Height: 5 in. (12 .8 cm.)

An opaque “peacock blue” jar of compressed baluster form with a short, wide mouth, the slightly recessed base incised with a Qianlong nian zhi (made during the Qianlong period) four-character mark within a square.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 07

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1096519 (stock #1096519)
Asiantiques
$6,500.00
18th century
Height: 10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.)

A tall red sandwiched glass bottle vase of globular form with a tall cylindrical neck, resting on an applied splayed foot.

Compare with an almost identical Yongzheng mark-and-of-the-period example, illustrated in Asiantiques (2009), cat. no. 7.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 12

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1096518 (stock #1096518)
Asiantiques
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Qianlong mark and of the period, 1736-1795
Diameter: 11 ¼ in. (28.4 cm.)
Height: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.)

A massive transparent emerald green glass bowl with thick flaring walls, the base diamond-point engraved with a Qianlong nian zhi (made during the Qianlong period) four-character mark in seal-script within a square.

For an almost identical bowl in amber glass, see Asiantiques (2009), cat. no. 13. The presence of numerous large bubbles is a very good indication of the dating of the bowl. It is quite a rare piece due to the technical difficulty in producing such a large bowl in this time period. It was not meant to be a cabinet piece, and it was most likely made to hold and display items such as oranges, grapes, peaches or pomegranates.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 13

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1096516 (stock #1096516)
Asiantiques
$5,500.00
19th century
Height: 3 3/4 in. (9.4 cm.)

A tripod vessel of transparent purple color imitating amethyst, the body of compressed bulbous form with a short, wide cylindrical neck, supported on three plump legs, the shoulders with two ring-handles decorated with a carved ruyi head.

Provenance:
Acquired in San Francisco in the early 1990's

Yang Boda notes that the Palace archives recorded three-legged opaque white and red overlay brush washers, which were made at the Yuanming Yuan Palace during the Yongzheng period (see "A Brief Account of Qing Dynasty Glass" in Brown (1987) p.78.) Mr. Boda makes an interesting observation, especially since this type of vessel is normally categorized as an incense burner. The form is known from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). For another glass tripod vessel and further discussion, see Asiantiques (1997), cat. no. 30.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 15

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1096514 (stock #1096514)
Asiantiques
$6,500.00
18th century
Height: 3 in. (7.5 cm.)
Diameter: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.)

A translucent yellow glass jar of foliated form with a flaring neck, modeled in the manner of basket weaving.

Provenance:
Acquired in New England in the late 1980's

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 16

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1096512 (stock #1096512)
Asiantiques
$4,500.00
19th century
Height 6 in. (15.3 cm.) and 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) respectively

A pair of opaque "peacock blue" sandwiched-glass bottle vases of globular form with a tall cylindrical neck, each bottle similarly decorated with a diamond-point engraving technique, depicting flowers growing from rockwork beneath sprays of bamboo shoots.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 19

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1096506 (stock #1096506)
Asiantiques
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19th century
Diameter: 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.)
Height: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.)

A "peacock-blue" glass cylindrical bowl with a tall flaring neck, the form reminiscent of the rhinoceros horn, the outside walls carved with two flying egrets, sprays of lotus and reeds, the foot formed by intertwined lotus pods.

The association of the egret and lotuses is a motif for passing the Civil Examinations. Flying egrets are also a way to wish a household success. See Bartholomew (2006), p. 91.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 25

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1096505 (stock #1096505)
Asiantiques
$5,000.00
18th century
Diameter: 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.)

A large molded "peacock blue" plate resting on a short recessed foot, the exterior decorated with four bands of "wheel-cut" facets.

A pair of identical examples with a Qianlong four-character mark is illustrated in Shangraw (1998), no. 11. Another of identical mark-and-period is also illustrated in Spink (1989), cat. no. 113.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 32

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1096497 (stock #1096497)
Asiantiques
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19th century
Height: 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.)

A transparent green glass molded figure of the Bodhisattva Guanyin, the elegant figure standing, with her upper body slightly bowing, her hands joined together at waist-height. The figure wears a simple robe trimmed with stylized lingzhi and tied around the waist with long tassels.

Exhibited:
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, January - May 1999
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, December 1999 - January 2000

Glass models of Guanyin are fairly common, and for the most part imitate other materials. The present example is reminiscent of green jadeite. Similar figures (imitating green and white jadeite, nephrite and amber) are illustrated in Asiantiques (1997), cat. no. 60-62. An almost identical example to this one, but in blue glass, from the Clague collection, is published in Brown (1987), cat. no. 52. Another similar example of amber brown color in the collection of the British Museum is illustrated in Newman (1977), p. 175.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 41

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1096496 (stock #1096496)
Asiantiques
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19th century
Height: 8 1/2 in. (21.2 cm.)

An opaque white glass bottle vase of pear-form resting on a short cylindrical foot, with transparent red overlay finely carved to depict two farmers and oxen, long-tailed birds and willow trees, chrysanthemums, iris and lingzhi growing from rockwork, the mouth with a band of leafy-lappets.

Provenance:
Acquired in London in the late 1990's

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 44

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1096493 (stock #1096493)
Asiantiques
$8,500.00
Late 18th to early 19th century
Height: 6 1/2 in. (16.4 cm.)

A pair of lime yellow glass bottomless bottles of baluster form, similarly decorated with an overlay of ruby red glass carved with blossoming branches of plum, the shoulder and foot bordered with a band of lappets, the mouth with a band of plum blossoms.

The bottoms have been completely removed from each bottle in order for them to be used as lanterns, taking maximum advantage of the beautiful translucent properties of the glass.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 48

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1096492 (stock #1096492)
Asiantiques
$3,600.00
18th century
Height: 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.)

A thick round bottle vase of white glass with transparent emerald green overlay, the body carved with a dense vine of gourds and leaves, the shoulder with a band of lingzhi heads, the mouth and foot with a band of lappets.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 50

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1096486 (stock #1096486)
Asiantiques
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19th century
Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.)
Diameter: 5 in. (12.9 cm.)

A covered jar of white glass with a recessed foot, decorated with transparent green overlay depicting a continuous scene of a fisherman and farmers, houses, a bridge, a willow tree, a pine tree, flying magpies, lingzhi, and rockwork, the shoulder bordered by a band of ruyi lappets, the cover decorated with a large peony flower.

For a similar jar, see Hui (2000), cat. no. 129. This type of vessel is commonly known as a "ginger" jar in the West. As Mr. Hui explains, the purpose of these jars was initially decorative, but with time they were used to preserve ginger for the export market.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: From the Gadient Collection, Volume 3 (2011), cat. no. 62

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #863185 (stock #863185 )
Asiantiques
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19th century
Length: 9 5/8 in (24.4 cm)
Width: 6 1/8 in (15.6 cm)

A massive and rare opaque black glass figure of a recumbent water buffalo, well carved in the manner of similar animals in jade, the color imitating black jade.

Provenance:
The Jade Collector
Ashkenazie and Co.
P. C. Lu and Sons

Exhibited: Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, June 16, 2008 – September 26, 2008

Published:
Emily Byrne Curtis, Pure Brightness Shines Everywhere: The Glass of China (Vermont: 2004), fig.12.16
Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 64

(Hard cover catalogue, 64 glass artworks, 64 pp, full color illustrations, English text and Chinese captions. Catalogue available for purchase, $45 including domestic shipping, $55 international. The catalogue can also be viewed online in pdf format. Please contact us or visit our "exhibitions" page for more information.)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1910 item #863177 (stock #863177 )
Asiantiques
SOLD
Guangxu period, 1875-1908
Height: 2 ¼ in (5.7 cm)
Diameter: 5 3/8 in (13.7 cm)

A transparent amber glass censer suffused with bubbles, the compressed bulbous body slightly asymmetrical with two large oval-shaped handles, a short neck and a high foot ring. The base incised with a Guangxu nian zhi (made during the Guangxu period) four-character mark in seal script within a square.

For a similar piece of sapphire blue color with a Xuantong reign mark, see Zhang (2005), cat. no. 186, 9. 367.

Provenance: Dodi Fromson, Los Angeles

Exhibited:
Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida, January – May 1999
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, December 1999 – January 2000

Published:
Asiantiques, Treasures of Chinese Glass Work Shops: Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass in the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection (Winter Park: 1997), cat. no. 21.
Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 63

(Hard cover catalogue, 64 glass artworks, 64 pp, full color illustrations, English text and Chinese captions. Catalogue available for purchase, $45 including domestic shipping, $55 international. The catalogue can also be viewed online in pdf format. Please contact us or visit our "exhibitions" page for more information.)

Ref. 863177

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #863169 (stock #863169 )
Asiantiques
SOLD
19th century
Height: 2 5/8 in (6.7 cm)
Diameter: 6 in (15.2 cm)

An opaque green glass bowl modeled in the form of a large lotus leaf with a scalloped-rim folding over the edge of the lotus leaf, the outside carved and incised with lotus leaves, pods and blossoms, the stalks of the plants forming a short foot.

For a similar piece, see Brown (1995), cat. no. 100.

Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 62

(Hard cover catalogue, 64 glass artworks, 64 pp, full color illustrations, English text and Chinese captions. Catalogue available for purchase, $45 including domestic shipping, $55 international. The catalogue can also be viewed online in pdf format. Please contact us or visit our "exhibitions" page for more information.)

Ref. 863169