Pair of Cobalt Peking Glass Bottleneck Vases

c. 1900
$1,680 USD SOLD
H: 11.0" Dia: 5.5"
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Artisans created this pair of early 20th century cobalt Peking Glass vases using techniques developed hundreds of years ago in the Imperial workshops. The process involves hand-crafting layers and layers of molten glass and then carving and polishing it to achieve sculpted forms with jewel-like surfaces. In China, glass making dates back to the Han Dynasty, but experienced a revival in the 17th century after foreign missionaries presented glass instruments to the Chinese court. These pieces fascinated the emperor, who then had a glass workshop of his own built inside the Forbidden City.

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