Description

A large and extremely thickly-bodied clear rock crystal vase and cover

Qing Dynasty

 

of flattened baluster shape and carved in deep relief coiling chilong over the entire body  and surmounting the cover, lingzhi fungus at the narrow sides of the waisted neck supporting ring handles, some inclusions  and cleavage to stone

 

10 1/2 inches high

 

A similar-sized naturalistic rock crystal vase carved with phoenix and pine rather than the dragons of our example was sold at 

Christie's, Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lot 3969