Early 18th century
Height: 5 3/8 in (13.7 cm)
An opaque yellow glass bottle vase of pear form with a short cylindrical neck and a small mouth, decorated all over with blooming chrysanthemums, peonies and quatrefoils deeply carved from a five-color overlay (blue, turquoise, red, green and amber), the added splayed foot with a carved green overlay.
During the early production of Qing glass, the foot was typically manufactured separately from the body and added at the time of production. For a similar piece, but slightly taller see Yang Boda, Zhongguo Meishu Quanji (Complete Collected Arts of China), “Applied arts series no. 10: Gold, silver, glass, cloisonné enamel objects” (Beijing: 1987), cat. no. 288, page 154.
Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida, January – May 1999
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, December 1999 – January 2000
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 15
(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.)