Bowl with incised decoration

Translucent white glass bowl on a foot with engraved design of stylized flowers and leaves.

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Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1700-1800, probably Qianlong reign
H x Diam (overall): 8.8 x 22.2 cm (3 7/16 x 8 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.265.1
Long-term loan
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Glass, Vessel


China, Gellatly collection, Qianlong reign (1736 - 1796), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)
Provenance research underway.

Translucent white glass bowl on a foot with engraved design of stylized flowers and leaves.


This translucent white bowl with engraved design of stylized flowers and leaves is  probably of the Qianlong period, or thinking more widely, the eighteenth century. It is not of Palace quality and represents what was more generally available in the market. 

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
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