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Rare 19th Century Large Chinese Realgar Peking Glass Meiping Vase

$985

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Rare 19th century large Chinese realgar peking glass meiping vase Dimensions 3.75" diameter at the base x 3" diameter at the mouth x 6.5" diameter at the body x 10" high This vase is a fine example of "realgar" glass. Realgar is a mineral with rich colors of salmon, orange, rose and liver red. The vase has a beautiful bulbous meiping form. Peking glass is an overlay carved glass created by layering material around a core, similar to Cameo glass. To create the overlay, a glass blower makes the shape, then dips the shape into a basin of liquid glass several times. This process creates multiple layers of glass that are then carved away to produce a textured image. Peking glass is often made with different colored layers of glass, creating contrast when the outer layers are carved away.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Diameter: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Style
    Chinese Export (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5199221454442

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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