Late 18th to early 19th century
Height: 2 5/8 in (6.7 cm)
Diameter: 5 7/8 in (15 cm)
A transparent cranberry red glass bowl with rounded and gently flaring walls culminating in a thin, everted rim, the outside carved in high relief with two alternate roundels of dragon and phoenix, the foot lightly splayed.
For a yellow piece with a similar decor but with sprigs of lotus flowers between the roundels, see Hui (2000), cat. no. 75.
Provenance: acquired in Cape Cod in the early 1980’s
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 44
(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.)