A pair of sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Camellia’ vases, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s
the ovoid body tapering to a slightly flared foot, sweeping up to a waisted neck and flanged rim, the opaque white ground overlaid with a layer of bright translucent blue glass, deftly carved to the white ground in varied levels of relief with two large camellia blossoms and attendant buds borne on foliate stems, set between a plain collar band around the rim and jagged rocks encircling the foot; 31.8 cm., 12 1/2 in.
Sotheby’s, Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 24 Nov 2014, 02:30 PM