Glass vase with lily design by Unknown Artist

This vase has a striking design of lilies carved in orange glass overlay on a white glass ground.

Details

Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Height: 23 cm
Art Fund grant:
£272 ( Total: £1,008)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Sotheby's

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.

Provenance

The Plesch Study and Reference Collection (Professor Peter H. Plesch and Mrs Traudi Plesch); The Henrich Collection; Sotheby's, 2006.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

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