Pair of red-on-white Chinese Peking glass vases
Chinese, 20th Century
Height 21cm, diameter 11cm
This beautiful pair of vases is crafted from Peking glass, a traditional Chinese technique whereby one layer of coloured glass is laid over another layer and then carved away, leaving relief decoration formed from the upper layer. The present pair features red overlaid on white glass, with the red glass carved into a variety of traditional forms, such as blossoms visited by birds and low, rolling hills.