A purplish glass faceted vase. Incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd

The pear-shaped ten-faceted vase with a tall neck, the facets divided by raised ribs, supported on a short slightly-spreading foot, the semi-transparent glass of deep purple-blue tone; 23cm (9in) high - Estimate: £5,000 - 8,000, HK$ 61,000 - 98,000, USD 7,900 - 13,000

Provenance: an English private collection, purchased by the father of the present owner between 1918-1939.



A transparent amber glass bottle vase. Incised Qianlong seal mark and of the period © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd

Of compressed globular form surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck, raised on a short foot ring, the thick tranparent glass of amber-brown colour; 27.5cm (10¾in) high - Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, HK$ 37,000 - 61,000, USD 4,700 - 7,900
Note: Compare a related transparent amber glass bottle vase, also with the Qianlong seal mark incised within a double square and of the period, illustrated by C.F.Shangraw, D.Rabiner, and C.Brown, A Chorus of Colors: Chinese Glass from Three American Collections, San Francisco, 1995, Catalogue no.40.


A small brown glass octagonal vase, 18th century © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd

The pear-shaped faceted vase with a tall neck rising from the bulbous body, the glass of a semi-translucent amber tone; 14.7cm (5¾in) high - Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000, HK$ 18,000 - 25,000, USD 2,400 - 3,200

Note: Compare a similarly formed 'realgar' glass vase, incised four-character Qianlong mark and period, sold at Christie's London on 3 November 2009, lot 14; and a similar green glass vase example, with four-character Qianlong mark, sold in our Hong Kong rooms on 28 May 2010, lot 205.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 11 Nov 2010. New Bond Street