A Fine Imperial Blue Beijing Glass Vase, China, engraved four-character Qianlong mark and of the period

H. 36 cm - Good condition - Estimate 9 000 €

Vases of this kind represent the classical form of Qing dynasty glass vases perfectly - bold yet elegant - achieved by placing an exaggeratedly tall cylindrical neck on a small globular body to create an effect that is uniquely Chinese.

Similar vases are illustrated in 'Chinese Glass of the Qing Dynasty', numbers 11 and 35

Nagel Aunctions. Asian Arts. 10 November 2008. www.auction.de