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A sapphire-blue overlay white glass tripod censer, Qing dynasty, 18th-18th century. Estimate 40,000 — 50,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

of globular form supported on three short baluster feet, set with two rounded square handles, the opaque white glass body overlaid with a layer of bright translucent blue glass, carved through the ground with branches of camellia, hibiscus, lotus and prunus issuing from rocky shores and a wavy sea, below a scroll band of six bats fluttering among clouds, the sides set with two animal-mask handles suspending mock rings; overall width 11.3 cm., 4 1/2  in.

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