A sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Peony’ baluster vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s
of baluster form rising from a recessed base and flared foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, the opaque milky white glass body overlaid with a layer of bright translucent blue glass, carved through the ground in varied reliefs with two large peony blossoms borne on a continuous meandering foliate stem, between plain blue overlay bands encircling the foot and rim; 20.6 cm., 8 1/8 in.
Provenance: Collection of Professor P.H. and Mrs. T. Plesch.
Sotheby’s London, 12th November 1979, lot 113.
Sotheby’s, Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 24 Nov 2014, 02:30 PM