Guangxu period, 1875-1908
Height: 2 ¼ in (5.7 cm)
Diameter: 5 3/8 in (13.7 cm)
A transparent amber glass censer suffused with bubbles, the compressed bulbous body slightly asymmetrical with two large oval-shaped handles, a short neck and a high foot ring. The base incised with a Guangxu nian zhi (made during the Guangxu period) four-character mark in seal script within a square.
For a similar piece of sapphire blue color with a Xuantong reign mark, see Zhang (2005), cat. no. 186, 9. 367.
Provenance: Dodi Fromson, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida, January – May 1999
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, December 1999 – January 2000
Asiantiques, Treasures of Chinese Glass Work Shops: Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass in the Ina and Sandford Gadient Collection (Winter Park: 1997), cat. no. 21.
Asiantiques, Chinese Qing Dynasty Glass Treasures: A Selection from the Gadient Collection (2009), cat. no. 63
(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.)