Large realgar glass vase, Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

GBP 580.00

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Object Description

A large baluster shaped vase carved from a block of glass imitating realgar. Chinese, Qing Dynasty, second half 19th century.

Realgar is an historically important mineral, with a striking ruby-red colour that stands out in the mineral kingdom. Also known as “ruby sulphur” or “ruby of arsenic”. Its name comes from the Arabic rahi al-gar, via medieval latin and its earliest record in English is in the 1390s.

Object Condition

Excellent. Some wear on the foot.

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