A Rare 'snowstorm' & Multicolor Tiered Glass Vase
A Rare 'Snowstorm' and Multicolor Tiered Glass Vase, The small baluster form vase with a speckled 'snowflake' body and spreading pedestal foot, the lower body of aubergine, turquoise and green glass with the mouth rim of opaque aubergine, incised with the four-character Daoguang reign mark evenly spaced around the outer edge of the slightly concave, solid base. Daoguang Mark and Period Height: 8 5/8 inches (22 cm) [Wear, chips. This condition report states major condition issues only] Note:This vase belongs to a rare group of multicolor glass vases, where the several sections of the vase are delineated by various contrasting colors.One such vase in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated by William Watson and Chuimei Ho, The Arts of China - After 1620, Yale University Press, 2007, no. 224, The shape of the two vases, although not identical, is quite similar. The Palace Museum vase is five colors, and does not have a 'snowflake' layer. It has a Qianlong four-character mark in which the characters are spaced evenly around the countersunk center of the base.