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Chinese Peking glass bottle vase.

Peking glass originated in China in the 18th century, after Jesuit missionaries introduced modern glass-making methods.

Soon after, the Kangxi Emperor established an Imperial glass-works to produce snuff-bottles and vases, usually imitating jade and other precious stones.

The craft then spread and was adopted by artisans across China, reaching a golden age under the Qianlong Emperor.


Height: 35cm. (13 3/4in.) 

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