An Extraordinary Qing Dynasty Enamelled Glass Vase


Arguably the greatest example of Qing dynasty art in private hands, take a First Look at this extraordinary glass vase, which comes from the legendary collection of Prince Gong. Commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor in the early years of his reign, its intricate pouch-shaped form was created at the Beijing Palace Workshops and is possibly one of the finest objects ever made at the Forbidden City. This highly important object will be offered during our upcoming Hong Kong auction season in An Enamelled Jewel: Le Cong Tang Collection (8 October | Hong Kong). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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