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Overall H: 9.1 cm, Diam (max): 20.3 cm
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宝石红切面玻璃碗 This ruby glass bowl is indicative of cross-cultural influences in terms of its color and decoration. As a part of the strategy to convert Chinese to the Catholic faith, missionaries were trained with a variety of skills in their local countries, then, traveled to China serving at the Qing court. Jesuits came from the Netherlands and Italy and usually brought sophisticated Western glass making and forming techniques. Bavarian Jesuit Kilian Stumpf 纪里安 (1655-1720) was one of them who was sent to Beijing in 1695 with the knowledge of building workshops and blowing glass. The process of making gold-ruby glass was imported from Europe; it was initially hinted at by Antonio Neri and developed by Johann Kunckel before 1679, in Germany. Though high in cost, by using gold chloride, ruby red became a favorite color for the Chinese. The honeycomb decoration was influenced by the facet-cut tradition of Islamic glassmaking.
Nagel Auktionen GMBH & Co., Source
39A102 4 / 311 / EU 1200
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Bowl. Transparent ruby red glass; blown, facet-cut. Bowl with slight lip, cut scallop decoration around exterior, and short, straight-walled cylindrical foot.
Chinese Glass snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015-03) illustrated, p. 7;
Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles: Foreign Influences on an Indigenous Art Form (2015) illustrated, p. 7 (fig. 8); BIB# 720305
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2010 (2011) illustrated, p. 15, #6; BIB# AI86878
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2010 (2011) illustrated, p. 31; BIB# AI90243
Recent Acquisitions: European Glass (2010) p. 15; BIB# AI82512
39. Spezialauktion asiatische Kunst (39A) : Fine Asian Artt (2009-10-30) illustrated, Lot #311; BIB# 113910