Lot 2148. A finely carved white glass 'Lotus' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012
The circular cover is carved with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing lotus seeds in the middle surrounded by lotus petals extending to the rounded sides of the box. The base of the box is inscribed with a Qianlong six-character mark. The material is of a semi-translucent opalescent white tone.
Property from the Collection of George and Marcia Good, California
Provenance: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1935
Sterling Art, San Francisco, 1990s