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A pair of ruby-red overlay white glass ‘Crab Apple and Prunus’ vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 80,000120,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

each with a tapered body supported on a straight circular foot, sweeping up to a high shoulder and everted mouth, the opaque white ground overlaid with a layer of bright translucent red glass, deftly carved through the ground in varied levels of relief with a prunus and a crab apple tree together with several magpies either in flights or perched on garden rocks; 21.1 and 20.9 cm., 8 1/4  and 8 1/4  in.

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