An archaistic glass gui. Qianlong wheel-cut four-character mark. Photo Bonhams

Rising from a pronounced splayed foot, the archaistic bronze inspired form of wide body with a flared neck, flanked on each side with a thick handle, worked all over with archaistic scrolls in high relief on diamond-shaped diaper background, the glass of amber colour. 21cm wide. Lot 318. Estimate: HK$ 180,000 - 600,000 / US$ 23,000 - 77,000 / £14,000 - 48,000

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A closely related Qianlong-marked glass vessel of gui form is on permanent exhibition in the Shanghai Museum of Glass, under the Ancient Art Glassworks section.

Bonhams. 27 May 2012 2 p.m. Hong KongFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art