Yongzheng period, 1723-1735
Height: 9 ½ in (24.1 cm)
A tall bottle vase of clear red sandwiched-glass infused with numerous bubbles, with a compressed globular body and a tall cylindrical neck slightly tapered. The base incised with a Yongzheng nian zhi (made in the Yongzheng period) four-character mark within a square.
For a similar piece bearing the same reign mark but with a carved white overlay only, see Claudia Brown and Donald Rabiner, The Robert H. Clague Collection Chinese Glass of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911 (Phoenix: 1987), cat. no. 3.
Provenance: Christie’s, New York, September 16, 1998, lot no. 225
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 7
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