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