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This vase has a striking design of lilies carved in orange glass overlay on a white glass ground.
Glass vase with lily design by Chinese, early 20th century
© Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
- Glass Dimensions: Height: 23 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £272 ( Total: £1,008)
- Acquired in:
The lily design shows a naturalistic Western influence, being a popular motif of international Art Nouveau. As is usual with Chinese glass of this type, the piece is not signed but was made by an unknown artist in the mid-Qing dynasty period of the early 20th century.
The Plesch Study and Reference Collection (Professor Peter H. Plesch and Mrs Traudi Plesch); The Henrich Collection; Sotheby's, 2006.