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A VERY RARE PINK OVERLAY WHITE GLASS VASE

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Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000
ca. US$77,178 - US$102,904
Price realised:  HK$980,000
ca. US$126,057
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A VERY RARE PINK OVERLAY WHITE GLASS VASE
CARVED CYCLICAL DINGCHOU DATE, CORRESPONDING TO 1877 AND OF THE PERIOD
A VERY RARE PINK OVERLAY WHITE GLASS VASE CARVED CYCLICAL DINGCHOU DATE, CORRESPONDING TO 1877 AND OF THE PERIOD Of slender ovoid shape with tall slightly flared neck, the reddish-pink overlay very thinly and finely carved to the opaque white ground with swallows, two bats and two butterflies in flight amidst flowering prunus, bamboo, chrysanthemum, peony and orchid, with several birds perched in the prunus branches, the colour of the overaly becoming darker in the band of pierced ornamental rocks at the bottom and shading to deep raspberry red in the rounded foot, all below an inscription carved in cameo on the neck, Dingchou Nian Li Shi Zuo , 'Made in the Dingchou year by Master Li', followed by a seal, Li , and another inscription, Sishi Ruyi , with a seal, Weizhi Zhenwan , 'Treasured object of Weizhi', carved on the base 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Luminous Colours: Treasures from the Shorenstein Collection
Date of the auction: 1 Dec 2010
Address: Christie's
1 December 2010, Hong Kong