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A turquoise glass figural vase and a yellow glass ‘Squirrel and Grape’ vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

the first with an ovoid body rising from a slightly flared base to a waisted neck and flanged rim, the opaque turquoise glass carved with two court ladies on a garden terrace, next to a large branch of camellia and below an overhanging willow tree, a pavilion on the reverse; the other of baluster form, carved with two squirrels clambering on fruiting vines issuing from pierced garden rocks, the glass of warm even opaque yellow colour; 26.8 and 20.5 cm., 10 1/2  and 8 1/8  in.

PROVENANCE: The yellow vase:
Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 16th November 1983, lot 684.

Sotheby’s, Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 24 Nov 2014, 02:30 PM