3726
3726
A RARE AVENTURINE-SPLASHED TURQUOISE GLASS BOTTLE VASE
WHEEL CUT MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3726
A RARE AVENTURINE-SPLASHED TURQUOISE GLASS BOTTLE VASE
WHEEL CUT MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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A RARE AVENTURINE-SPLASHED TURQUOISE GLASS BOTTLE VASE
WHEEL CUT MARK AND PERIOD OF JIAQING
the slender ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, gently tapering to a sharply cut straight mouth, the glass of an opaque pale turquoise tone occasionally suffused with darker streaks simulating the mineral, liberally splashed with shimmering gilt splashes, the recessed base with a four-character reign mark within a double square
24.7 cm, 9 3/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Aventurine glass, invented in Murano, was imported into China from the seventeenth century and much admired. By 1741, the Jesuit missionary Pierre Nicolas d'Incarville is recorded as having successfully created it at the Palace Workshops in the Forbidden City. Glass snuff bottles decorated with splashes of aventurine are relatively common, but it is extremely rare to find an Imperial reign-marked glass vase with such decoration. For a white glass flowerpot with similar splashes of aventurine in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Zhang Rong, Lustre of Autumn Water. Glass of the Qing Imperial Workshop, Beijing, 2005, pl. 155.

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