Lot 3367. A carved transparent red glass bowl, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.
The deep bowl is boldly carved in relief on the exterior with a broad band of undulating vines bearing two blooms, supported on a slightly splayed foot encircling the recessed base. The transparent glass is of a deep burgundry tone, wood stand, box.
Property from the Collection of Geronimo Berenguer De Los Reyes, Jr.
Provenance: Sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 1996, lot 372
P C Lu & Sons Ltd, Hong Kong.
Note: Compare to a Qianlong-marked ruby-red glass bowl of identical design in the C.P. Lin collection exhbited in Ming and Qing Chinese Arts from the C.P. Lin Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2014, catalogue no. 223..
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 26 November 2014