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The Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part VIII  
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 26 May 2014: Lot 1051 

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Treasury 5, no.913 (‘Imperial Friends’)

Transparent sapphire-blue glass and semi-transparent milky white glass, the former with one or two small air bubbles; with a flat lip and protruding flat foot; carved as a single overlay with a continuous design of a pine tree, a blossoming prunus, and bamboo growing from a rocky ground, the foot engraved in regular script Qianlong nian zhi 乾隆年製 (‘Made during the Qianlong era’)
Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1750-1790
Height: 5.38 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.7/1.4 cm
Stopper: tourmaline

Robert Hall (1997)

Treasury 5, no.913

This is remarkably similar in carving style to Sale 1, lot 48. This shape, one of the more popular for the group, is a compressed version of the ovoid vase of that example. The small size is typical of the group, as are the substantial rounded upper neck rim and protruding foot lacking a foot rim.


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