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Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 1 June 2015: Lot 41 

Lot 41

Lot 41
Treasury 5, no. 697 (‘Limelight’)
HK$32,500

Transparent lime-green glass with a few scattered air bubbles of various sizes, some elongated; with a flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a flat foot rim
1750-1840
Height: 6.42 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.60/1.68 cm
Stopper: carnelian; vinyl collar

Provenance:
Kaynes-Klitz Collection
Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, 16 November 1989, lot 5

Published:
Kleiner 1995, no. 140
Treasury 5, no. 697

Exhibited:
British Museum, London, June-October 1995
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, July-November 1997

The glassblower has used his natural tear-drop-shaped interior bubble to great effect here; the bottle has considerable personality because of its eccentric inner bubble.

What is intriguing about this bottle is that it gives as much indication as any of having been freely blown rather than blown into a mould. The exterior surface is almost as eccentric as the interior bubble, and although it is far more likely to have been mould-blown, there is just a chance that it was not.

 

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