WHEEL-CUT MARK AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
of bombé form, the plain opaque turquoise glass with rounded sides set on three short rounded legs, the slightly everted rim flanked by a pair of upright loop handles, the underside wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark within a double square
Christie's Hong Kong, 1st November 2004, lot 981.
A closely related glass censer is illustrated in Claudia Brown and Donald Rabiner, Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame, New York, 1990, pl. 34. Compare also a pink glass censer decorated with gilded floral design and part of a three-piece set published in Luster of Autumn Water, Beijing, 2004, pl. 118, together with another three-piece set that contains a blue glass censer, pl. 117; and an imperial yellow-glass censer included in the exhibition Elegance and Radiance, The Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000, pl. 54; together with one in the same colour as the present example, pl. 55. See also a realgar glass censer included in this collection, lot 2219; another turquoise glass censer of this form and with a similar mark sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30th April 2000, lot 508; and two related versions in yellow included in the Min Chiu Society Thirty-fifth Anniversary exhibition In Pursuit of Antiquity, Taipei, 1995, cat. no. 207.
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