A four-colour overlay glass tripod censer and cover, 18th century

A four-colour overlay glass tripod censer and cover, 18th centuryEstimate £6,000 – £10,000 ($8,900-15,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The censer is carved through the red, pale green and blue overlay with four sinuous chilong amongst scattered clouds and bats on an opaque greyish-white ground, the cover similarly decorated. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high, wood stand

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A ruby-red overlay snowflake glass bottle vase, 19th century

A ruby-red overlay snowflake glass bottle vase, 19th centuryEstimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,136 - $9,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is carved in high relief through the red overlay to the snowflake ground with four shaped cartouches in reserve on a key-fret ground each enclosing a pair of horses on rocks below willow or pine trees. The neck is decorated in relief with a sinuous chilong between bands of stylised lappets. 12 in. (31 cm.) high, wood stand

ProvenanceWith Alvin Lo Oriental Art Ltd, New York.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

Literature: Clarence F. Shangraw, 'An Array of Choreographic Colours: Later Chinese Glass', Arts of Asia, January-February 1998, p.105, no. 16.

A small red glass cylindrical water pot, 18th-19th century

A small red glass cylindrical water pot, 18th-19th centuryEstimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,136 - $9,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The water pot is carved to the exterior with dark red overlapping lotus petals. The interior has a snowflake ground. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high

ProvenanceWith Horstmann and Godfrey, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A deep blue glass bottle vase, 18th-19th century

A deep blue glass bottle vase, 18th-19th centuryEstimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,136 - $9,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The glass is of an even deep blue translucent tone. 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) high, wood stand

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A red overlay yellow glass, cylindrical vase, 19th century

A red overlay yellow glass, cylindrical vase, 19th century.  Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,136 - $9,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is carved through the overlay with a phoenix perched on a rock by two smaller birds, all surrounded by flowering chrysanthemum stems. The base is incised with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) high, wood stand

ProvenanceSotheby's, New York September 18, 1996, lot 96.
With P. C. Lu, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A pair of yellow glass 'Dragon' bottle vases, 19th-20th century

A pair of yellow glass 'Dragon' bottle vases, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each vase is boldly carved to the exterior of the bulbous body with a five-clawed dragon chasing the flaming pearl, below a further dragon encircling the tall cylindrical neck. The glass is of an even opaque yellow tone. 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high

ProvenanceWith Alvin Lo Oriental Art Ltd., New York.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A pair of yellow glass vases, late 19th-early 20th century

A pair of yellow glass vases, late 19th-early 20th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each vase is carved to the exterior with a continuous scene of various figures beside pavilions, pine and willow trees, as well as figures within boats upon a river, surrounded by lotuses and ducks. The glass is of an even egg-yolk tone. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high, wood stands

ProvenanceWith A & J Speelman Ltd., London.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A pair of green overlay glass vases, late 19th-early 20th century

A pair of green overlay glass vases, late 19th-early 20th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each vase is carved through the green overlay with flowering branches which spiral around the body, exposing the milky white ground. There is an incised apocryphal Qianlong mark to each base. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high, wood stands

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A group of four glass snuff bottles, 19th century

A group of four glass snuff bottles, 19th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The group comprises a transparent mustard-yellow glass bottle moulded with prunus blossoms, with green glass stopper; a transparent ruby glass bottle, with glass stopper; an overlay glass bottle carved through red glass layers with dragons, with tourmaline stopper and wood stand; and a red glass flower-shaped bottle, with green glass stopper and wood stand. The largest 2 ½ in. (6.5 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

LiteratureThe yellow glass snuff bottle: Philip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 45.

A red overlay glass snuff bottle, an imitation realgar glass snuff bottle and a red glass jarlet, 19th century

A red overlay glass snuff bottle, an imitation realgar glass snuff bottle and a red glass jarlet, 19th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The red overlay glass snuff bottle is of baluster form and is decorated with two dragons and has a green quartz stopper. The imitation realgar snuff bottle is of rounded flattened shape, has an orange glass stopper and has a fitted stand. The red glass jarlet is of rounded baluster shape and has a aventurine stopper. The jarlet, 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 19th century

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 19th century.  Estimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Both sides of the bottle are decorated in high relief with a pair of archaistic confronting kui dragons, the narrow sides are decorated with a single scrolling kui dragon. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

LiteraturePhilip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 42.

A red glass overlay double gourd-form snuff bottle, 19th century

A red glass overlay double gourd-form snuff bottle, 19th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bottle is delicately carved through the red glass to the cream-coloured body with a register of scrolling peonies above a dragon chasing the flaming pearl amongst waves. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

Six opaque yellow glass snuff bottles, 19th century

Six opaque yellow glass snuff bottles, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The group comprises a bottle modelled as an elephant; a bottle moulded with shou roundels; a bottle decorated in black outline with two various images of Budai; two bottles of flattened rounded shape; and one of flattened baluster shape. The colours range from lemon-yellow to mustard-yellow. The largest 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high, stoppers

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th century

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The red-glass decoration is deeply carved through to the snowflake white ground depicting four writhing qilin. The fur and scroll details of each creature are incised. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

LiteraturePhilip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 39.

A six-colour overlay yellow glass bottle vase, 19th century

A six-colour overlay yellow glass bottle vase, 19th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is applied in overlays of grass-green, turquoise, dark blue, paler blue, amber and red with bats in flight amongst clouds above a wave border, all in contrast to the yellow ground. 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, wood stand

ProvenanceWith P.C. Lu, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

An opaque pink glass bowl, late 18th century

An opaque pink glass bowl, late 18th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The opaque glass is of an even pale pink tone. 6 ¼ in. (15.7 cm.) diam.

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A pink glass bottle vase, 18th-19th century

A pink glass bottle vase, 18th-19th centuryEstimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,602 - $7,670). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The globular body rises to a straight tall cylindrical neck. The opaque glass is of a pale pink tone with paler creamy-white areas. 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.), wood stand

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A white glass bowl and cup, 18th-19th century

A white glass bowl and cup, 18th-19th centuryEstimate £2,500 – £3,500 ($3,835 - $5,369). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Both the cup and the bowl are modelled from white opaque glass of even tone.  The larger, 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diam., the cup with wood stand

ProvenanceThe bowl: with Horstmann and Godfrey, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

LiteratureClarence F. Shangraw, 'An Array of Choreographic Colours: Later Chinese Glass', Arts of Asia, January-February 1998, p.102, no. 12.

A red overlay glass inset hardwood ruyi sceptre, 20th century

A red overlay glass inset hardwood ruyi sceptre, 20th century (detail)

A red overlay glass inset hardwood ruyi sceptre, 20th century. Estimate £2,500 – £4,000 ($3,835 - $6,136). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The sceptre is inset with three glass panels depicting a bat in flight above the sanduo, the Three Abundances, including peach, finger citron and pomegranate. 17 in. (43.3 cm.) long

ProvenanceWith Jade House, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A pink glass 'Lotus' bowl, 19th century

A pink glass  'Lotus' bowl, 19th century. Estimate £2,500 – £4,000 ($3,835 - $6,136). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vessel is modelled in the shape of an open lotus flower, with the exterior carved with overlapping lotus petals. The opaque glass is of an even pale pink colour. 4 ½ in. (11 cm.) diam.

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A gold-splashed blue glass tripod censer, 18th-19th century

A gold-splashed blue glass tripod censer, 18th-19th centuryEstimate £2,500 – £4,000 ($3,835 - $6,136). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The censer is of compressed globular form, with a pair of loop handles rising from the mouth rim, the transparent blue glass is spotted with gold splashes. 4 ½ in. ( 11.5 cm.) wide

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A yellow overlay turquoise glass bottle vase, 19th century

A yellow overlay turquoise glass bottle vase, 19th centuryEstimate £2,500 – £4,000 ($3,835 - $6,136). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is carved through the yellow overlay with flowering branches and two phoenix, one resting upon a rock and the other in flight. 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high, wood stand

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A white overlay blue glass vase, 19th century

A white overlay blue glass vase, 19th century. Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is carved through the overlay with various birds perched on flowering branches. 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high, wood stand

ProvenanceWith P. C. Lu & Sons, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

Literature:  Philip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 37.

A small famille rose enamelled white glass vase, 20th century

A small famille rose enamelled white glass vase, 20th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase is decorated to the exterior with two phoenix surrounded by peony branches below a large pine tree. The base is painted with an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark. 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high, wood stand

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A red glass overlay 'chilong' snuff bottle, 19th century

A red glass overlay 'chilong' snuff bottle, 19th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The slender bottle is crisply carved through the red glass to the snowflake white ground with a curled chilong to each side. The bottle stands on a red glass foot. 2 ½ in. (6.2 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A red glass overlay ' snuff bottle, 18th century

A red glass overlay ' snuff bottle, 18th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £4,000 ($3,068 - $6,136). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The flattened, rounded bottle is carved to the translucent white ground through red glass layers with prunus branches. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

 

A red glass overlay ' snuff bottle, 19th-20th century

A red glass overlay ' snuff bottle, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The flattened, rounded bottle is carved to each side to the mottled white ground through dark red layers of glass with a sea dragon, one below a pavilion and the other below a yin-yang symbol. 2 5/8 in. (9.5 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A blue glass overlay snuff bottle, 18th century

A blue glass overlay snuff bottle, 18th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The flattened, rounded bottle is carved on both sides to the translucent white ground through layers of blue glass with a shou roundel flanked by a pair of dragons and surmounted by a bat. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

Three overlay glass snuff bottles, 19th century

Three overlay glass snuff bottles, 19th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The group comprises a yellow and brown glass bottle carved with green glass overlay with a horse, a deer and a crane, with jadeite stopper; a glass bottle carved through blue glass layers with nine censers; and a bottle carved through blue glass layers with fish, with wood stand. The largest 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

Three overlay glass flattened snuff bottles, 19th century

Three overlay glass flattened snuff bottles, 19th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Comprising a bottle carved to the opaque white surface through green, pink, orange, yellow and red glass layers with a tiger and a butterfly on one side and a deer and a crane on the other, with glass stopper; a bottle carved with a carp in a lotus pond in green, blue and red layers, with jadeite stopper; and a bottle carved to each side with a carp and a pavilion in red layers, with glass stopper. The largest 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

A pink glass cabbage-form snuff bottle , Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

A pink glass cabbage-form snuff bottle, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bottle is modelled as a Chinese cabbage, baicai, with its leaves standing upwards. The glass is of variegated shades of pink. 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

Literature: Philip Mak, The Chinese Ceramics at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 43. 

A green overlay glass snuff bottle, 19th century

A green overlay glass snuff bottle, 19th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bottle is delicately carved through the green glass overlay to the snowflake white ground depicting birds in flight and swimming amongst lotus flowers. The details are delicately incised. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

Two overlay glass snuff bottles, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Two overlay glass snuff bottles, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The flattened baluster snuff bottle is carved through on the opaque white ground with red, blue, green, pink and orange glass layers with flowers, lingzhi fungus and a butterfly. It has a tourmaline stopper and fitted wood stand. The flattened rounded snuff bottle is carved through to the opaque white ground with blue glass layers of crickets perched on gourds. It has a green glass stopper. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) and 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

LiteratureThe blue overlay glass snuff bottle: Philip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 40.

Three glass snuff bottles, 19th-20th century

Three glass snuff bottles, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The first glass overlay bottle is carved to the opaque white ground through layers of dark red glass with large peony blossoms. It has a green glass stopper. The second bottle is of baluster shape and is of a translucent red colour. It has a green glass stopper. The third bottle is of flattened bottle shape and is painted on the opaque white ground with cranes, deer and lingzhi fungus on one side and a birds amongst bamboo and prunus on the reverse. It has a jadeite stopper. The largest 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. 

Three glass snuff bottles, 19th century

Three glass snuff bottles, 19th century. Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The first glass overlay bottle is carved to the opaque white ground through layers of brownish-red glass with the Eight Horses of Muwang. The second bottle is of canted bottle shape and is of a translucent red colour. The third bottle is of a clear glass colour with yellow and black specks. The largest 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high, two stoppers and one wood stand

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.  

LiteratureThe yellow and black-glass snuff bottle: Philip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 46.

A white glass washer, 18th-19th century

A white glass washer, 18th-19th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The washer is formed with gently rounded shallow sides and a recessed base. The glass is of an even opaque white tone. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam., wood stand

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.  

 

LiteratureClarence F. Shangraw, 'An Array of Choreographic Colours: Later Chinese Glass', Arts of Asia, January-February 1998, p. 102, no. 12.

A red glass overlay 'Eight horses of Muwang' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

A red glass overlay 'Eight horses of Muwang' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)Estimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bottle is decorated with two registers comprising eight red glass overlay horses in various poses, all reserved on a snowflake white ground. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.  

A pair of carved turquoise glass bowls, 19th-20th century

A pair of carved turquoise glass bowls, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £2,000 – £3,000 ($3,068 - $4,602). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each bowl is carved to the exterior with a continuous scene of lotus flowers and leaves growing from a band of stylised waves above the foot rim. There are several birds flying or perched amongst the stems. Each base is carved with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam.

ProvenanceWith P. C. Lu, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

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Two yellow glass conical bowls, 19th century. Estimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,301 - $3,835). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

One bowl is carved to the exterior with lotus flowers and smaller leaves growing from the base. The other is carved with birds, dragonflies and butterflies amongst lotus flowers, leaves and buds. Both bowls are of a bright egg yolk-yellow tone. The larger, 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diam.

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.  

A pair of yellow glass vases, 20th century

A pair of yellow glass vases, 20th centuryEstimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,301 - $3,835). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each vase has a large trumpet-form neck and is carved to the exterior with flowering magnolia and prunus branches which twist and extend around the sides. There are various birds flying or perched amongst the branches. 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high, wood stands

ProvenanceWith P.C. Lu, Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. Collection.

A red glass overlay 'Horse and Monkey' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

A red glass overlay 'Horse and Monkey' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)Estimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,301 - $3,835). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bottle is decorated with two fixed-ring handles, one side depicts a horse and monkey and the reverse depicts a horse carrying a lingzhi and the taiji symbol. The neck is decorated with a band of stiff leaves, all reserved on a white snowflake ground. 2 ½ in. (6.5 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

NoteThe horse and monkey pictured together reflects the rebus Ma shang feng hou, an auspicious wish for a speedy promotion to higher office.

A red glass overlay 'Shou' character snuff bottle, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

A red glass overlay 'Shou' character snuff bottle, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)Estimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,301 - $3,835). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bottle is decorated to both sides with a downward-facing bat above a stylised shou-character roundel. The red glass is carved through to the clear glass ground. 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th-20th century

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,301 - $3,835). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The flattened rounded bottle is carved to the opaque white ground through red layers of glass with a chilong dragon on each side. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A blue glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th-20th century

A blue glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,301 - $3,835). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The flattened, rounded bottle is carved to each side to the opaque white ground through layers of blue glass with an archaistic roundel of confronting stylised dragons. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th-20th century (2)

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £1,500 – £2,500 ($2,301 - $3,835). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The pear-shaped bottle is in high relief through translucent layers of red glass with two ducks in a lotus pond. 3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, stopper

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A transparent ruby-red glass bottle vase, 19th-20th century

A transparent ruby-red glass bottle vase, 19th-20th centuryEstimate £1,200 – £1,500 ($1,841 - $2,301). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The vase has a rounded ovoid body that tapers towards the base and slender neck. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high, wood stand

ProvenanceWith Horstmann & Godfrey Ltd., Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A pair of yellow glass bowls, 19th-20th century

A pair of yellow glass bowls,  19th-20th centuryEstimate £800 – £1,200 ($1,227 - $1,841). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each bowl is carved with scholarly figures within a landscape scene, surrounded by pine, willow and lotus. The glass is of a rich egg yolk-yellow tone. 6 ¼ in. (5.9 cm.) diam., wood stands

Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

A five-colour overlay glass square brush pot, bitong,20th century

A five-colour overlay glass square brush pot, bitong, 20th centuryEstimate £600 – £1,000 ($920 - $1,534). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The brush pot is carved through green, blue, red, yellow and pink overlay with double gourds growing from intertwining leafy vines. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) high

ProvenanceWith P. C. Lu & Sons Ltd., Hong Kong.
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection.

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