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A  sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Vine’ bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

formed from a solid block of opaque milky white glass overlaid with a layer of bright translucent blue glass, carved through to the ground with four panels containing leafy vines and curling tendrils, the neck similarly decorated with foliate double gourds; 23.8 cm., 9 3/8  in.

Provenance: The Henrich Collection.
Collection of Professor P.H. and Mrs. T. Plesch.
Sotheby’s London, 12th November 1979, lot 110.

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