Qianlong period, 1736–1795
Height: 8 in (20.4 cm)
Diameter: 5 in (12.6 cm)
An opaque white glass bottle vase with a pink overlay, of compressed globular form with a tall cylindrical neck, a dark green overlay deeply carved with two confronting dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst clouds, a band of lappets around the foot and the neck, the mouth encircled with long banana leaves, the base with a Qianlong nian zhi (made during the Qianlong period) four-character mark within a double-square.
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 31
(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.)