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PROPERTY OF A LADY

A PAIR OF TURQUOISE GLASS BOTTLE VASES
QIANLONG MARKS AND PERIOD
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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842

PROPERTY OF A LADY

A PAIR OF TURQUOISE GLASS BOTTLE VASES
QIANLONG MARKS AND PERIOD
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A PAIR OF TURQUOISE GLASS BOTTLE VASES
QIANLONG MARKS AND PERIOD
each with an ovoid body, rising from a narrow base to broad shoulders and a tall columnar neck, with a sharply cut straight mouth, the opqaue glass a smoothly polished, vibrant turquoise blue, the recessed base with a four-character wheel-cut mark within a square border, wood stands (4)
Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Edward A. Adams (1898-1981), following his trip to Japan in 1956, and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

Compare a similar blue glass bottle vase in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, included in the exhibition Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame, China Institute, New York, 1990, cat. no. 33. Another related example is illustrated in Zhang Rong, Luster of Autumn Water: Glass of the Qing Imperial Workshop, Beijing, 2005, pl. 20. See also an example sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 8th April 2011, lot 3097, and another sold at Christie's New York, 18th September 2014, lot 1133. 

The present pair of vases was in the collection of Edward A. "Tink" Adams, who founded ArtCenter in 1930, a college dedicated to graphic and industrial design in Southern California. The vases were gifted to Adams following his visit to Japan in 1956, during which he advised on industrial design to aid in the nation's post-war recovery. 

Important Chinese Art

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New York