An Imperial Yellow 'lotus Flower' Glass Bowl
An Imperial Yellow 'Lotus Flower' Glass Bowl, The deep rounded walls of brilliant yellow hue and flaring rim, carved with overlapping layers of incised lotus petals cradled within an undulating lotus leaf rising from the foot, the thick stem encircling the foot and terminating at the center of the base with an elegant curl; accompanied by a finely carved wood stand depicting a lotus pond. Late Qing Dynasty Diameter: 6 1/8 inches (15.5 cm) [Small abrasions visible to the interior walls and floor. This condition report states major condition issues only] Note:The Lotus is one of the Eight sacred symbols in Buddhism and often appears in Buddhist art representing purity. In everyday life in China, the Lotus is an auspicious element. The word for 'lotus' in Chinese is 'lian' or 'he' coinciding with the words for 'continuous' and 'harmony'. The nature of the lotus plant, which has a strong root with rich and lush blossoms, also signifies prosperity with a sturdy foundation.