Height: 2 7/8 in (7.3 cm)
Diameter: 2 3/8 in (6 cm)
A small translucent white glass ovoid box and cover, decorated with a four-color overlay with three qilong clutching a branch of lingzhi in their mouths amidst clouds, a band of lappets around the foot, the small matching cover fitted with a finial forming a branch of lingzhi in ruby-red glass.
For a small vase with the same background and overlay, see Spink and Son Ltd, Chinese Jewellery and Glass (London: 6th – 20th December 1989), cat. no. 169.
Provenance: acquired in Bangkok in the mid 1970’s
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 19
(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.)