A pink overlay milky white glass hexagonal vase and matching stand, Qianlong mark, 18th-19th century. Estimate : US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,500 - 5,300). Photo Bonhams.
Of gently tapering hexagonal form, its slightly spreading neck and rounded shoulder encased with a band of vertical plantain leaves, the sides decorated with six conforming panels with arched tops framing images of a pine tree, bamboo, and a blooming prunus tree and separated by identically carved chilong, the lower section of the panels concealed by a border of continuous rock formation, the underside covered entirely with pink overlay, carved within a low circular foot ring with a four-character mark, the matching stand displaying varied shades designed with a recessed waist resting upon six shaped feet. 8 1/2in (21.6cm) height without stand -9 1/4in (23.5cm) height including stand
Notes: Compare a pair of very similarly designed pink overlaid white glass vases, also from the Gadient collection, published and illustrated, Asiantiques, Treasures of Chinese Glass Work Shops, 1997, p. 54, fig. 39. See also a red overlaid 'snowflake' glass vase with hexagonal panels arranged in a like fashion, on a yellow glass stand but carved in one piece, dated as Qianlong period, published and illustrated, A & J Speelman, Chinese Sculpture and Works of Art, 2002, p. 122, fig. 57
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