A rare ‘realgar’ glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century. Estimate 100,000 —150,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s
the pear-shaped body surmounted by a tall tubular neck, the glass of variegated opaque tones of crimson-red and brown swirled together to resemble the realgar mineral; 27 cm., 8 7/8 in.
Sotheby’s, Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 24 Nov 2014, 02:30 PM