22 mars 2018

A finely carved white glass 'Lotus' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A finely carved white glass 'Lotus' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

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 220,000Price 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

ProvenanceCarnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 1935
Sterling Art, San Francisco, 1990s  

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 28 November 2012, Hong Kong

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