2 Bowls

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Object Name: 
2 Bowls
Accession Number: 
55.6.17
Dimensions: 
Average H: 8.4 cm; Average Rim Diam: 16.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1736-1795
Primary Description: 
(A) Bowl, with flaring rim and tapered wall that is rounded toward hollow base; subconical foot-ring. On first bowl, wall is engraved with landscape: rocks and flowering plum tree and magnolia. Longtailed pheasant flies above another pheasant that crouches on rock. Smaller bird in plum tree watches another bird in sky. On base, Qianlong’s four-character mark within square, double-lined border. (B) Gold ruby bowl; minute bubbles and some larger impurities. Cast, engraved in low relief (Hochschnitt), with flaring rim and tapered wall that is rounded toward hollow base; subconical foot-ring. l is engraved with landscape: rocks and flowering plum tree and magnolia and longtailed pheasant. On base, Qianlong’s four-character mark within square, double-lined border.
Department: 
Chinese Glass snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015-03) illustrated, p. 6;
European Glassmaking Techniques in China: Kilian Stumpf's Probable Influence over Liuli (2013-03) illustrated, p. 11;
Glass of the Alchemists: Lead Crystal-Gold Ruby, 1650-1750 (2008) illustrated, p. 299, #116 right; BIB# 103865