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A sapphire-blue overlay white glass bowl and a green-black overlay white glass vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

the bowl overlaid with a layer of bright translucent blue glass, carved to the white ground with two cranes and a flowering branch of prunus, the pear-shaped vase similarly overlaid in deep greenish-black and carved to the white ground with foliate lotus, the latter inscribed with a four-character spurious Qianlong mark; the bowl 15.5 cm., 6 1/8  in.; the vase 19.5 cm., 7 5/8  in.

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