Height: 4 3/8 in (11.1 cm)
Width: 6 5/8 in (16.9 cm) at top
An opaque turquoise glass bowl of tapering square shape with four panels carved in high relief, the first panel depicting an old man seated on a rock in the shade of a pine tree and next to a lingzhi fungus, the second panel with a man working his land with a farm and a willow tree in the background, the third panel with a man carrying two stacks of hay beneath a pine tree, and the fourth panel with a man in a boat floating on scrolling waves with a willow and mountains in the back.
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 50
(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.)